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Man charged with Kuciak murder knows his punishment

Zoltán Andruskó admitted to participating in the murder and has testified against Kočner.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 21:49

Andruskó escorted to his meeting with the prosecutors.
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Gorilla sends Slovaks back to the streets

For a Decent Slovakia protests continued in five locations around Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 21:38

Košice protest on October 18
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Dzurinda: I have never taken a bribe, Gorilla is about individuals

If the information in the Gorilla file is true, it proves failure of individuals rather than failure of the government, says the then prime minister.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 21:26

Mikulas Dzurinda

Will Kotleba and Harabin cooperate in the election?

ĽSNS chair Marian Kotleba invited Štefan Harabin to collaborate. He expects a response by the end of October.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 0:44

Marian Kotleba

The promissory notes trial continues

Rusko’s ex-wife confirms the existence of the promissory notes, but claims she has never seen them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2019, at 0:31

Pavol Rusko

Nicholson: Only a naive person would believe anything has changed

A former Slovak Spectator and Sme journalist wrote a book about the Gorilla file.Ján Krempaský17. Oct 2019, at 14:40

Tom Nicholson

Ombudswoman inquires about the experience with the Foreigners’ Police

Foreigners can participate in the survey until November 15.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Oct 2019, at 13:57

Some problems with Foreigners’ Police continue.

Millions fly. How they organised kickbacks

Some quotes from the Gorilla recording leaked to the media on October 16.Roman Cuprik, 17. Oct 2019, at 13:55

People who are central to the Gorilla file: Jaroslav Haščák, former National Property Fund head Anna Bubeníková, and former transport minister Jirko Malchárek.

Protests will take place, Pellegrini says Fico can sleep well at night

Read the reactions to the published Gorilla recording.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2019, at 23:57

Smer chair Robert Fico

Two Slovak universities will get millions to excel at R&D

The Accord is the biggest academic investment in Slovakia's history.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2019, at 23:44

Education Minister Martina Lubyová and rectors of two universities, Miroslav Fikar (STU) and Marek Števček (UK), sign a contract that will grant €111 million  to the two higher education institutions

Washington Post describes Čaputová as Slovakia’s success

Columnist Anne Applebaum parallels Slovakia and the USA.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2019, at 13:30

Zuzana Čaputová

SaS may lose its caucus if more renegades leave

Nine former SaS MPs, who left SaS, have announced they are leaving the caucus as well.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2019, at 13:22

The Democratic Core platform has left the SaS party. Former SaS MPs, who are members of the platform, have announced they will leave the SaS caucus, too

Gorilla recording has been leaked online

The recording is nearly 39 hours long. Penta is ready to submit a criminal complaint.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Oct 2019, at 12:19

Former general prosecutor Trnka casts doubt on Kočner's recording

A 2014 recording portrays Dobroslav Trnka as Marian Kočner's puppet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2019, at 21:37

Former General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka was reportedly commanded by controversial businessman Marian Kočner, a 2014 recording shows

Slovak band Elán pointed a gun at journalists in a new video

The Reporters Without Borders organisation has condemned the band’s work.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2019, at 21:31

A shot from the latest Elán music video, Bulvárne krysy (Tabloid Rats). It mocks tabloid journalists.
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Marian Kočner

Kiska’s party strengthens, Smer would win the elections

The extremist People’s Party Our Slovakia grew in the October poll.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2019, at 13:02

Ex-Slovak President Andrej Kiska (left) and Za ľudí party member Veronika Remišová (right)speak at the press conference

Police to question ex-general prosecutor Trnka in the Gorilla Case

Current GP Jaromír Čižnár will not suspend his predecessor, who faces grave corruption suspicions, for now.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2019, at 12:41

Former General Prosecutor Dobroslav Trnka, who works at the General Prosecutor's Office, is to be heard by the police in the 2011 Gorilla Case.
Marian Kotleba

Čaputová sees worst concerns confirmed, Pellegrini disgusted

Politicians react to published recording of conversation between Trnka and Kočner.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 23:53

Zuzana Čaputová