Tender charges laid

Police have charged several Transport Ministry officials with misusing classified information in a railways procurement scandal this summer that saw the dismissal of Transport Minister Jozef Macejko.

Apart from Macejko himself, deputy Minister Michal Balog and head of office Peter Klučka were also charged.

Former Czechoslovak Transport Minister Jozef Bakšay was charged with attempted corruption of PM Mikuláš Dzurinda’s brother Miroslav, who was head of a tender commission to pick a supplier of 35 new light-weight train engines for the state railways firm.

The tender was originally won by a consortium between the Swiss firm Stadler Bussnang and ŽOS Vrútky of Slovakia, but the decision was reviewed after senior ministry officials said the price bid had been almost one billion crowns higher than a competing bid.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Bronze sculptures of three late Slovak comedians - Milan Lasica (right), Július Satinský (left) and Jaro Filip (middle) on Lužná Street in Petržalka, Bratislava.

Weekend: Cross-country skiers hit the beach

A hike to Veľký Choč, dinosaur footprints, and a US hip hop legend. Read the latest culture and travel news from Slovakia.


21. jan
Zara Rutherford made a stop in Slovakia on January 15.

In a Slovak plane, teen pilot lands in the world record books

British-Belgian Zara Rutherford has broken two world records, but her global hunt for a tasty pizza was a failure.


21. jan
Marián Turner became the General Director of the Slovak Philharmonic in January 2022.

Slovak Philharmonic is a first-class institution people outside Bratislava rarely see perform

Marián Turner, a former flautist, has become the new Slovak Philharmonic head. His priority is to fully reopen the institution to live audiences.


19. jan
Illustrative stock photo

Slovak universities are losing students

They will actively look for students abroad, like Czech universities do in Slovakia.


21. jan
Skryť Close ad