Last Week in Slovakia: Police seized Kuciak's colleague's phone

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The site of the murder in Veľká MačaThe site of the murder in Veľká Mača (Source: Sme - Jozef Jakubčo)

President Andrej Kiska admitted he may join the parliamentary politics. Last April he ruled this out; but now he commented that only stupid people do not change their opinions if conditions change. In an interview for Aktuality.sk, he noted that the murder of Jan Kuciak and his fiancée has changed his original plans.

The National Criminal Agency invited Czech investigative journalist Pavla Holcová, close collaborator of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak, for a hearing on May 15. Following the hearing, they seized her mobile phone, including the SIM card. The investigators claimed that her electronic communication can help reveal the murderer. The Press Publishers’ Association and all important Slovak papers and televisions stand by the Czech reporter and demand the case to be clarified.

People who come to work in the capital may earn up to 19 percent more than native Bratislavans. So much stems from the analysis of data published by the Finance Ministry’s Financial Policy Institute.

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