Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORTS

Bribery charges laid in Macejko investigation

SPECIAL prosecutors have laid charges against a man who attempted to halt an investigation into the activities of former transport minister Jozef Macejko.

Macejko is suspected of misuse of business information in a state tender for the purchase of light trains for the national railway company ŽSR. Macejko was forced to step down from his post over the suspicions under the previous government of Prime Minister Mikuláš Dzurinda.

According to press reports, the man currently being prosecuted, not named, is accused of bribery, and allegedly broke the law after someone close to Macejko's family asked him to try to stop investigation into the ex-minister's dealings.

According to state-run Slovak television channel STV, Macejko said he did not know anything about the case, but top state attorney Milan Hanzel confirmed that bribery charges had been laid.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).