About author

Roman Cuprik joined The Slovak Spectator team in March 2012 as a staff writer after contributing to the 2011 edition of Spectacular Slovakia. He graduated with a master’s degree from the journalism department of Comenius University in Bratislava. 
In addition to being a contributor to The Slovak Spectator he has been writing for Slovak daily SME since 2015. At SME he covers crime and corruption news.

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MPs and information from secret services were for sale. Recording shows Kočner’s world

Kočner and Trnka discussed corruption.15. Oct 2019, at 15:14

Marian Kočner

Kočner's defence will cast doubts on Threema

Problems with breaking the encryption on the iPhone X have also been reported abroad.8. Oct 2019, at 14:42

Marian Kočner and his lawyer Marek Para in court.

Voices on the Gorilla recording are authentic

The recording, found in the house of Marian Kočner, could advance the case of the biggest corruption scandal of the 2000's.27. Sep 2019, at 10:29

People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek.

Kočner might try to escape during transport

Marian Kočner will be tried in Bratislava on Monday. There are rumours he might try to run.6. Sep 2019, at 6:25

Police search Kočner's place in Bratislava, October 16.

Blog: How I fainted during my first blood donation and why I will try it again

Foreigners with permanent or temporary residence can donate blood too.28. Aug 2019, at 21:32

Firstimer during blood donation.

Former secret agents collect dirt on people and offer their services

People who conducted the illegal surveillance of journalists prior to the murder of Kuciak included several former intelligence service agents.20. Jun 2019, at 17:05

Peter Tóth

Chachaland summer camp goes into operation despite child abuse claims

The Interior Ministry cannot ban the camp. The courts could do so, but it may take years.1. May 2019, at 21:32

The ChaChaLand summer camp offers, on its website, a game, in which children pass a card to one another with their mouths.

Surprising testimony tests the quality of Kuciak’s murder investigation

Miroslav Marček confessed that he was not just the driver but shot Ján Kuciak to death.17. Apr 2019, at 12:49

The police officer in Veľká Mača at the site of Kuciak and Kušnírová's murder.

What were the links between Kočner and Penta?

Penta partner Jaroslav Haščák revealed some connections.26. Mar 2019, at 13:40

Jaroslav Haščák

Ethiopian crash victim: A Slovakian charity worker dedicated her life to Africa

Danica Olexová wanted people to see the positive side of the Dark Continent.14. Mar 2019, at 14:57

Danica Olexová (left) helped people in Africa all her life.

How financial groups get richer while farmers protest

Farmers’ disputes over land take too long, which leads to their bankruptcy.13. Mar 2019, at 10:42

Farmers are starting to get anxious.

P. Tóth: I did not monitor journalists. I paparazzied them

Former agent Peter Tóth posted a video in which he contradicts his previous testimony which he gave to the police as a secret witness.7. Mar 2019, at 10:53

Former secret agent and journalist Peter Tóth

Alena Zsuzsová: The woman charged with three murders

Business, politics and murders. Her story resembles a thriller.28. Jan 2019, at 12:49

Alena Zs. arrives at the Specialised Criminal Court in Banská Bystrica.

Sport, torture and guns; Palach was a fighter

The death of Ján Palach inspired protests that led to the overthrow of the communist regime.16. Jan 2019, at 18:26

Jan Palach

Waiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worse

The number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.3. Jan 2019, at 14:58

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.

Another investigative journalist leaves public TV broadcaster

Further conflicts have arisen after RTVS did not extend the contract of the reporter working on the investigative news programme Reportéri.11. Dec 2018, at 16:16

Ladislav Ďurkovič

Slovak court saw threat in Greenpeace activists

Greenpeace activists were released from custody after the general prosecutor said there was no reason keep them in detention.4. Dec 2018, at 22:14

The banner Greenpeace activists placed on the Nováky mine tower.

Malinová case: Protraction and insensitive approach

Hungary has finally closed the controversial case involving an attack against a Hungarian-speaking woman in Slovakia.26. Nov 2018, at 11:38

Hedviga Žáková (formerly Malinová)

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.20. Nov 2018, at 15:40

Ján Kuciak

IPI’s Spillmann: Slovaks sent promising message to Europe

IPI representatives honoured the memory of Ján Kuciak.8. Nov 2018, at 11:21

Markus Spillmann is the IPI Executive Board chair. He was editor-in-chief of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) and a member of the management board of the NZZ Media Group from 2006-14.