IN SHORT

Košice underworld trial begins

The trial of members of the Róbert Okoličány-led Košice gang began at the Special Court on August 6.

Sixteen people stand accused of 19 crimes, including five murders, two attempted murders, blackmail, illegal possession of weapons and car thefts, according to a SITA newswire report.

During the trial the court will hear 200 witnesses. The chief witness is Robert Gorcsos, Okoličány's former partner who was present in almost all of the 19 crimes. He was mostly a driver, but was also alleged to have directly participated in some murders.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Curfew and closed schools. Slovakia goes into a mild lockdown this weekend

Nationwide testing will follow, accompanied by another curfew.

Nationwide testing - an ambitious plan with an uncertain result

Antigen tests to be used work on patients with symptoms.

Police arrest top special prosecutor, suspected of helping a mafia group

Dušan Kováčik is known for not filing any criminal lawsuits.

State prepared an €100-million injection for tourism

The sector hit hard by the coronavirus crisis should see money at the end of this year.

Illustrative stock photo