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Opposition files suit against businessman Kočner over tax evasion

Two opposition parties joined forces to file a lawsuit against businessman and alleged crony of the government, Marián Kočner, over one specific case that dates back more than a year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Jun 2017, at 22:07

Mrián Kočner defends himself (late 2016)
Updated: 20. Jun 2017, at 23:45

UPDATED: Antimonopoly Office stops investigation of presidency orders

The Foreign Affairs Ministry welcomes the decision, but the ethics watchdog says the scrutiny lacked depth. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Jun 2017, at 13:30

the Slovak EU Council Presidency

Did Kočner do the deed?

Special Prosecutor scrutinises possible €8 million tax fraud. Opposition labels controversial tycoon, Marián Kočner, “a protected animal”. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 23:01

Marián Kočner

General prosecutor may look into case against controversial businessman

Both the controversial hotel transfers and the investigator’s contradictory remarks have drawn attention. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Jun 2017, at 13:17

Marián Kočner

Post mortem identifies suspicious substance in the body of František Gaulieder

Gaulieder was unlawfully expelled from parliament for his firm stance on the Mečiar amnesties and was recently killed by a train after receiving death-threats. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 23:06

Lawyer Ján Foltán shows camera recordings of František Gaulieder's movements.

Thousands of people join anti-corruption protests in Prešov and ŽilinaPhoto

Students have already collected 50,000 signatures for the anti-corruption petition. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Jun 2017, at 0:32

The rally in Žilina

Mečiar: Amnesties are still valid

Former PM Vladimír Mečiar rejects the court’s decision to revoke amnesties he had signed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jun 2017, at 15:27

Vladimír Mečiar

Quote of the week

“We managed to gather 10,000 people on May 1 without media support but nobody noticed. Now the media organise an event and everybody is ecstatic, calling it a big event.” Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jun 2017, at 13:17

The June 5 anti-corruption march in Bratislava

Special prosecutor: New evidence in the Gorilla case

Dušan Kováčik said he may leave his funtion before the official expiration of his term. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Jun 2017, at 13:50

Special Prosecutor Dušan Kováčik

Anti-corruption marches return to Slovak streetsPhoto

The demands remain the same: investigate the biggest scandals and dismiss the politicians behind them. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Jun 2017, at 10:34

Organisers of the first student protest, Karolína Farská and Dávid Straka.

Slovak politicians, professionals react to scrapping of Mečiar amnesties

The Constitutional Court's approval of the cancellation of the infamous amnesties has largely united coalition and opposition politicians in praise of the decision. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Jun 2017, at 13:48

Vladimír Mečiar

New government office against corruption to be headed by Peter Kovařík

Former police investigator, Peter Kovařík will become the new director of the Government Office department for corruption prevention. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. May 2017, at 23:50

New anti-corruption fighter Peter Kovařík (L) introduced by Prime Minister Robert Fico.

PM calls to fight corruption

Stricter measures should be taken in order to achieve the expected results in this area, Robert Fico said. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. May 2017, at 22:54

Robert Fico (l) and Tibor Gašpar (r)

Construction firm remains unpunished for tax evasion

Tax officers claim they prepared a criminal complaint, but it has not been sent to the police. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. May 2017, at 14:28

Miroslav Remeta

People are more willing to report corruption

No clear reason exists for why the number has increased. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. May 2017, at 14:01

The perception of corruption in Slovakia is high.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium. Compiled by Spectator staff ,24. May 2017, at 13:58

Police President Tibor Gašpar

Prague to hold anti-corruption march as well

Slovaks living abroad care about their homeland and call for an investigation of the corruption scandals. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. May 2017, at 13:17

PM Fico: Investors should clearly declare whether they have encountered corruption or not

Representatives of the biggest investors in Slovakia met with Fico to discuss the local business environment. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. May 2017, at 23:40

PM Robert Fico meeting with representatives of big investors in Slovakia.

Court again frees policemen charged with bullying Roma boys

In the protracted case – lasting for seven years – the criminal panel of the Košice II District Court acquitted all ten defendants in the case of abused Roma children from the Lunik IX borough. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. May 2017, at 20:32

Lunik IX, mainly Roma borough of Košice.

General Prosecutor finds no evidence that Weiss did anything wrong

The ruling confirmed the verdict of the District Prosecutor’s Office, Bratislava I which found that the football player did not drive the car. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. May 2017, at 21:55

Vladimír Weiss Junior

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