Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Case against journalist who reported on Harabin’s wife’s salary dropped by prosecutor

A prosecutor has halted the prosecution of journalist Zuzana Petková for a story published in the Sme daily about the salary of Judge Gabriela Harabinová, the wife of Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin. The latter had filed the criminal motion against Petková.

A prosecutor has halted the prosecution of journalist Zuzana Petková for a story published in the Sme daily about the salary of Judge Gabriela Harabinová, the wife of Supreme Court President Štefan Harabin. The latter had filed the criminal motion against Petková.

The prosecutor said, as reported by Sme on Friday, January 18, that it was obvious that the defendant had not committed the alleged crime. Harabin commented that now the prosecution service can find the true perpetrator, who he alleged was "probably some political nominee of [former justice minister] Lucia Žitňanská", instead of "persecuting an innocent journalist".

Source: Sme

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

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kuciak did not even have a computer as a child and he grew up to be an analyst

A village boy who angered Marian Kocner. A profile of Ján Kuciak, who recently received the White Crow award in memoriam.

Ján Kuciak

UPDATED: Lajčák considers resignation if the migration compact is rejected

The foreign affairs minister also admitted to some disputes with PM Robert Fico.

Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák

How to cope with waste

Slovakia lags behind in recycling and reducing waste, but examples of other countries, particularly the Netherlands, are helping Slovakia implement strategies to reduce waste.

Roughly 67 percent of communal waste ended up at landfills in Slovakia, while only 23 percent was recycled.

Europe might not be just an innocent victim

While real estate bubbles in the US, Greece and Spain were partial causes of global crisis, irresponsible lending was also rife in places you hear little about.