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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.

Prosecutor’s office stops prosecution in overpriced CT scanner scandal

Piešťany hospital wanted to buy the CT scanner for a million euros more than a Czech hospital did at the same time. After being highly publicised, the purchase was scrapped and nine people were charged.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. May 2018, at 13:33

New CT scanner was bought for Piešťany hospital in 2017.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Saková is lying about the abduction of a Vietnamese citizen

The Interior Minister insists Slovak authorities did not cooperate in the kidnapping of a Vietnamese dissident by the Vietnamese delegation but admits the video evidence is no longer available.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. May 2018, at 13:39

Interior Minister Denisa Saková

Documents from Finland prove Defence Ministry made secret military trade deals

Finnish investigative reporter sees similarities between the Slovak-Finnish deal and a Finnish-Slovene corruption scandal.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. May 2018, at 16:46

Patria AMV

Five things that the murders of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová have changed

The two months that have passed since the murder of a journalist and his fiancée have shown that there is a strong civil society in Slovakia.By Peter Kapitán9. May 2018, at 18:52

One of the street protests

Was Fico’s former advisor involved in Vietnamese abduction?

German media are reporting on suspicions that Slovakia may have cooperated in the abduction of a Vietnamese citizen seeking asylum.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. May 2018, at 13:28

Trinh Xuan Thanh during his trial in Vietnam.

Kaliňák approved special plane for Vietnamese delegation

The Interior Ministry refuses to publish the list of Vietnamese delegation members who took the disputed flight. Ex-minister Kaliňák claims the abducted man was not on the list; but he may have been in the “luggage”…By Martina Raábová2. May 2018, at 18:01

Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák

RTVS’ Kovačič-Hanzelová punished for harsh comments

News journalist of the public-service TV broadcaster received a disciplinary warning, has been withdrawn from political news.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. May 2018, at 13:51

Zuzana Kovačič Hanzelová