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Poprad mayor caught drunk-driving

The mayor of the eastern-Slovak city could lose his job. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Aug 2017, at 5:41

Jozef Švagerko

Minister Richter to withdraw Čistý Deň accreditation

The Labour Ministry had not withdrawn the accreditation earlier, despite committee recommendations. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 5:34

Labour Minister Ján Richter

Interior minister will not be prosecuted for corruption

The prosecutor’s office does not find his business with tax fraud suspect suspicious. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Aug 2017, at 5:03

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

Čistý Deň case re-opened

One of the Čistý Deň (i.e. Clean Day) re-socialisation centre’s former employees has been charged with sexual abuse, police confirmed. Also, the ministry has re-opened the issue of accreditation being withdrawn from… Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Aug 2017, at 14:59

Čistý Deň facility in Galanta

Dalík from the Pandur case: Výboh acted like Fico’s close person

Marek Dalík, sentenced in a major corruption case in the Czech Republic, points to PM Robert Fico’s friend as the main character in the case.Matúš Burčík3. Aug 2017, at 11:49

Miroslav Výboh

MP assistant who peeked into Kaliňák’s account will face court

But the opposition SaS party claims the investigators made a mistake and the investigation file is illegal. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Aug 2017, at 14:49

People protested at the Snem party congress December 10, 2016, holding a banner with businessman Ladislav Bašternák and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák.

Prosecutor renews lawsuit against Paška brothers

The nephews of the former parliamentary speaker were freed by the courts which insisted new evidence must be found. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jul 2017, at 20:34

Illustrative stock photo

Surprise bakery audits possibly connected to Babiš

Three unannounced inspections of large Slovak bakeries were recently reported. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Jul 2017, at 14:57

Illustrative stock photo

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.

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