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The Iris senior home should have been closed down long ago

The senior home in downtown Bratislava had financial problems, failing to receive a state subsidy; but only recent publicity revealed that instead of qualified emplyees, a cook and a cleaning lady treated the…Compiled by Spectator staff, 12. Jul 2018, at 13:24

Some enior homes work very well, illustrative stock photo

MP Baránik obliged to pay €200,000 to judge for slander

Opposition deems this step intimidation of deputies that threatens their freedom of speech in parliament.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2018, at 6:41

MP Alojz Baránik

PM Pellegrini: lack of dialogue and tolerance threatens multilateralism

At the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, he also answered questiones about migrants, Ján Kuciak and the resignations of RTVS reporters.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2018, at 23:11

L-R: Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini and Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland after signing the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, June 27, 2018.

“Fecal phantom” gets final sentence

Turning down the appeal of the young man, the appellate court confirmed his suspended sentence.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2018, at 22:55

Martin Macko in court, May 23.

Punishments issued for match-rigging in Slovak football

The recent case results in 6 people charged and 12 suspended.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Jun 2018, at 14:09

Illustrative stock photo

Court: ex-boss of military intelligence is innocent

The intelligence officer who reported embezzlement and was then charged with collecting classified information and threatening national security was cleared.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2018, at 21:11

Roman Mikulec leaves the Bratislava court June 25.

Marian Kočner and Pavol Rusko released

Kočner and Rusko will not be held in custody while they are under prosecution for forging promissory notes to the private TV channel Markíza.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Jun 2018, at 14:39

Pavol Rusko (front) and Marián Kočner

Threats, scandals, and dubious political ties. Who is Marian Kočner?

The businessman with many ties to politicians has been detained by police.Roman Cuprik, Peter Kováč24. Jun 2018, at 21:39

Marian Kočner

Protesting farmers refuse to leave Bratislava before meeting PMPhoto

The farmers driving tractors caused a traffic collapse in some areas. As of now, PM Pellegrini has no intention of meeting with them.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Jun 2018, at 5:33

Protesting farmers in Bratislava, June 20.

Parliamentary committee disagrees over President Kiska’s campaign financing

Some members believe Kiska clearly violated the law while others are criticising the committee for acting outside of its jurisdiction.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Jun 2018, at 21:07

Andrej Kiska
UPDATED: 21. Jun 2018, at 15:56

For a Decent Slovakia organise another protest for June 22

At the same time, they are suing ex-PM Robert Fico, in response to his statements made during the protest rallies in February, citing fear-mongering and defamation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jun 2018, at 13:36

For a Decent Slovakia represenattives - L-R: Lukáš Füle, Karolína Farská, Juraj Šeliga and Veronika Bruncková - filed a suit against ex-PM Robert Fico June 15.

Czech PM files lawsuit against Slovakia at ECHR

Czech Premier Andrej Babiš sues his homeland in the European Court for Human Rights in connection with records proving his collaboration with the communist-era secret police.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jun 2018, at 13:09

Andrej Babiš

Policeman from anti-corruption unit arrested for corruption

The case might be linked to illegal waste dump.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Jun 2018, at 0:07

Wanted Brtva testified in court, nobody arrested him

The man for whom a European arrest warrant has allegedly been issued testified and even gave media interviews, while walking away free afterwards. His lawyer claims they appealed and so the warrant is suspended.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Jun 2018, at 13:17

The court proceeding in BMG, Horizont case; Dávid Brtva 3R.

Prosecutor Špirko found guilty of disciplinary transgression but not punished

“In light of the nature of the transgression, it is reasonable to expect that having the disciplinary committee deliberate on the matter is sufficient,” says committee chair.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jun 2018, at 14:06

Vasiľ Špirko

Police launch criminal prosecution in the Kočner versus TV Markíza case

In the case involving suspicious promissory notes, police have launched a criminal prosecution against an “unknown perpetrator”. NAKA is also to look into it.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Jun 2018, at 14:11

Marian Kočner

More tax documents against President Kiska surface

The opposition SaS party says that Kiska is the scapegoat in a smear campaign initiated by ex-prime minister Robert Fico.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. May 2018, at 14:00

President Andrej Kiska

New ambiguities surround President Kiska’s campaign

President Andrej Kiska paid for both parts of his campaign through the KTAG company.Michaela Štalmach Kušnírová28. May 2018, at 16:06

President Andrej Kiska

The man who testified against state secretary Jankovská detained by police

Ondrej Janíček, who described the alleged corruption of Monika Jankovská (Justice Ministry state secretary, a Smer nominee) when she still worked as a judge, has been detained.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2018, at 13:49

Monika Jankovská

The proceeding of the infamous Pezinok waste dump has been suspended

The waste dump in Pezinok that has even become a nationwide term and a part of local songs will still not be decided on for now.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2018, at 13:37

Citizens of Pezinok did not - and do not want a dump in their town.