NEWS BRIEFS

Bielik corruption case moves forward

THE INVESTIGATION into the Sk5 million (€125,000) corruption scam involving Pavol Bielik, the Christian-Democratic Movement (KDH) member, who is also the mayor of Rača, Bratislava, has been completed.

Investigators of the police force's anti-corruption bureau have proposed filing charges against Bielik. Spokeswoman for the prosecutor general, Svetlana Husárová told the SITA news agency October 12 that Bielik already knew of the investigators' findings.

The investigators have to deliver a proposal to file charges of corruption and violation of duties concerning the administration of public funds to the supervising prosecutor from the Special Prosecutions Office by October 15.

The prosecutor then has two weeks to decide over the matter.

Apart from the bribe, which Bielik is accused of demanding in return for issuing an approval for a reconstruction project in Rača, the district mayor also faces accusations over the unauthorized allocation of Sk750,000 (€18,750) for various projects.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Here's what the across-the-board coronavirus testing should look like

The Defence Ministry introduced the basic steps of the planned testing.

Most Slovaks plan to participate in the nationwide testing

But people are also afraid of becoming infected and organisational chaos.

Bratislava is testing special trolleybus

Public transport should become greener in the capital.

Bratislava borroved the hybrid trolleybus from the Czech city of České Budějovice for a week.