Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS IN SHORT

Gorilla investigation progresses

ANOTHER criminal complaint was filed in the infamous Gorilla case, concerning the alleged involvement of financial groups in politics.

ANOTHER criminal complaint was filed in the infamous Gorilla case, concerning the alleged involvement of financial groups in politics.

“A criminal prosecution was launched for the crime of blackmail,” Andrea Predajňová, the spokesperson of the Special Prosecutor’s Office, told the SITA newswire. She added that the special prosecutor is working on a report on the state of the investigation and it should be presented to parliament next month. She did not provide any further details.

Private broadcaster TV Markíza reported on January 16 that the suspects are members of the second cabinet of Mikuláš Dzurinda (2002-6).

“Cabinet members were allegedly using blackmail with the aim of achieving the privatisation of Bratislava Airport in favour of one financial group,” Markíza reported, adding that the blackmailed person was allegedly the then transport minister, Pavol Prokopovič.

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

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.

While France has Beaujolais Nouveau, Slovakia has St Catherine's wines

This warm summer with an early harvest was a blessing for young wine.

St Catherine's wines