Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook


Judge's office raided

POLICE raided the offices of Supreme Court judge Milan Lipovský, according to the Národná Obroda daily.

Ladislav Ríz, 38, accused the judge of accepting a Sk2 million (€51,000) crown bribe. The police raid was a search for evidence relating to the alleged bribe.

The money, allegedly handed over in May 2003, is supposed to have been in return for letting Miloš Kaštan out of prison.

Kaštan was previously the right-hand man of the alleged boss of the Slovak underworld, Mikuláš Černák, who is currently in prison.

Top stories

Pellegrini – Smer’s crown prince or Fico’s puppet?

Peter Pellegrini will be appointed prime minister. These are the 10 notable moments in his political career.

Peter Pellegrini

Blog: The promise we must make

While covering this month’s protests in Bratislava, I had a feeling of déjà vu. They reminded me of last year’s protests in Romania.

Dozens of thousands people attended the protest rally in Bratislava on March 9.

People will protest in streets again on March 23

The organisers of the gatherings met with the president, stressing the need to have an independent interior minister.

Andrej Kiska met with the representatives of the For a Decent Slovakia initiative.

What’s new at the Foreigners’ Police in Bratislava? Photo

The Slovak Spectator visited the new premises of the Foreigners’ Police department in the Vajnory district, which opened on March 19.