Corruption & scandals

News on corruption in Slovakia

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NBS Governor Peter Kažimír.
Peter Kažimír served as finance minister under Smer governments. He says he is innocent. 24. Nov 2022, at 10:50
Rudolf Kusý
The Specialised Criminal Court decided Kusý will be prosecuted at large. 21. Nov 2022, at 12:59
Former PM and Smer chair Robert Fico is featured on Ukraine's list of pro-Russian propagandists.
Prosecutor wants more evidence. 4. Aug 2022, at 17:01
Ľudovít Makó after lifting the charges.
Police say Makó did not initiate the crime, and cooperated with investigators in Purgatory and other major cases. 21. Jun 2022, at 11:45
Norbert Bodor and his defence lawyer Robert Kalinak during the Cattle Breeder trial.
Key witness in the Cattle Breeder case now talks of thousands, rather than hundreds of thousands of euros paid in bribes. 9. Jun 2022, at 12:11
The Supreme Court sentenced former special prosecutor Dušan Kováčik to eight years in prison for corruption on May 24, 2022.
Ex-special prosecutor Kováčik will no longer serve as prosecutor. 24. May 2022, at 18:19
Kováčik in court
Dušan Kováčik's definitive conviction could clear the way for multiple further cases. 24. May 2022, at 13:57
Robert Kaliňák, pictured in 2019
Supreme Court reverses earlier decision by Specialised Criminal Court to allow former interior minister's detention. 13. May 2022, at 14:25
Tom Nicholson.
There is always a group of voters who choose evil, Nicholson opines. 11. May 2022, at 10:46
Zoroslav Kollár (left) was arrested during the Gale police raid.
Pčolinský maintains innocence. 28. Apr 2022, at 17:11
Smer leader Robert Fico
Former prime minister and interior minister face organised crime charges. 28. Apr 2022, at 11:19
Robert Fico
His own political camp is unconvinced. 26. Apr 2022, at 11:44
Robert Kaliňák arrives to the Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok for questioning as the court decides on pre-trial custody for him.
Smer leader Robert Fico may face custody too, he voiced his concerns in a letter to leaders of EU countries. 23. Apr 2022, at 17:17
Robert Fico
The general prosecutor excluded Special Prosecutor Daniel Lipšic from the case. 22. Apr 2022, at 14:29
Daniel Lipšic
After one year as special prosecutor, Daniel Lipšic says efforts to muddy the investigation of major corruption cases have been successful. and 1 more25. Feb 2022, at 16:17
Illustrative stock photo
The General Prosecutor’s Office drops just some charges. 8. Feb 2022, at 17:24
Illustrative stock photo
Slovakia is still under the EU average. 25. Jan 2022, at 17:47
Smer chair Robert Fico
He attacked mostly journalists revealing the corruption scandals related to his governments. 25. Jan 2022, at 11:18
Norbert Bödör was released from custody on January 16.
Supreme Court session cancelled due to Norbert Bödör’s complaint. 19. Jan 2022, at 17:31 obtained photos from a cottage, where Robert Fico (top right) would meet Miroslav Bödör (on his left), attorney Marek Para (bottom left) and Pavol Gašpar.
Prosecutors claim the recordings confirm attempts to interfere with the investigation of major corruption cases under Smer governments. 25. Oct 2021, at 19:10
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