Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Correctional officer caught red-handed

POLICE arrested correctional officer Ľubomír P for allegedly asking a prisoner for a bribe in return for a positive letter of evaluation to qualify him for probation.

According to the private news agency SITA, Ľubomíra Miklovičová from the Interior Ministry's press department said the officer was caught on May 3 accepting a Sk15,000 (€370) bribe from the prisoner's brother, who acted as an undercover agent.

The officer now faces charges of corruption and could face a three year sentence.

Since October 2002, 236 police officers have been sacked, 60 percent due to alcohol problems, and 16 percent due to involvement in corruption.

Top stories

Chinese are closer to taking over Košice steelworks

The sale may be completed early next year, according to reports.

U.S. Steel Košice

Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Slovak water slalom racers start championship with a victory Video

The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.