Contract killer tells court how he murdered Slovak journalist and his fiancee

By |januar 14th, 2020|Jan Kuciak, mafia, News, press freedom, Slovak elections, Slovakia, Zuzana Caputova|

A former soldier admitted in court on Monday (13 January) killing a Slovak journalist whose murder two years ago led to anti-corruption protests that brought down the government of long-time prime minister Robert Fico. Miroslav Marček told a court he...

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Slovak President asks court to quash Europe’s longest pre-election poll blackout

By |december 6th, 2019|Jan Kuciak, News, scandals, Slovak elections, Slovakia, Smer, Zuzana Caputova|

Slovakia's president asked the Constitutional Court on Thursday (5 December) to strike down a lengthy ban on publishing opinion polls ahead of elections in February, a restriction seen by most opposition parties as an attempt to sideline political newc...

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Fight against top-level corruption is needed in Slovakia, says monitoring report

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|corruption, corruption report, Jan Kuciak, News, rule of law, Slovakia|

Slovakia should adopt steps to prevent corruption in the government, said a report published on Thursday (22 August) by the Council of Europe, citing 'systemic weaknesses'  in the country's legal framework.

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Investigation of Slovak journalist murder uncovers other serious crimes

By |avgust 20th, 2019|Jan Kuciak, media freedom, News, Slovakia|

A year and a half since the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, prosecutors said that the investigation has uncovered a ring of other crimes, including four murders and planned high-level assassinations.

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Juncker looks back on 15 years of ‘big bang’ EU enlargement

By |april 29th, 2019|Andrej Babis, corruption, Czech Republic, EU enlargement, Hungary, illiberal democracy, Jan Kuciak, Jarosław Kaczyński, Jean-Claude Juncker, News, OLAF, PiS, Poland, Slovakia, Viktor Orbán, Visegrad Four|

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered interesting comments on present-day leaders of member states from Central Europe, on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the 1 May 2004 accession of 10 countries, known as “the big bang”. 

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Slovak entrepreneur charged with ordering journalist murder

By |marec 15th, 2019|Jan Kuciak, mafia, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Robert Fico, Slovak elections, Slovakia, Smer, Zuzana Caputova|

Slovak prosecutors said Thursday (15 March) they had charged an entrepreneur with ordering the murder of an investigative journalist whose killing during a corruption probe triggered mass protests and toppled the country's prime minister.

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Sefcovic confirms run at Slovak presidency

By |januar 18th, 2019|Jan Kuciak, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Robert Fico, Slovakia|

European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will take an unpaid leave of absence to run in Slovakia’s presidential elections in May, he confirmed in Bratislava on Friday (18 January).

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Slovak authorities identify possible witness in journalist’s murder

By |september 18th, 2018|Jan Kuciak, mafia, News, press freedom, Robert Fico, Robert Kalinak, Slovakia|

Slovak authorities have identified a possible witness in the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak, whose killing last February led mass protests that forced the government to resign, a state prosecutor said on Monday (17 September).

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Jan Kuciak murder: How free is the European press?

By |avgust 22nd, 2018|Daphne Caruana Galizia, Jan Kuciak, media independence, media industry, News, press freedom, Reporters Without Borders, rule of law, Slovakia|

The murder of the Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova in February provoked a wave of anger, resulting in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s resignation. However, half a year later, the state of press freedom in the country is still in limbo.

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Slovak farmers drive tractors into capital to protest alleged EU subsidy fraud

By |junij 20th, 2018|agricultural subsidies, Bulgaria, fraud, Jan Kuciak, mafia, News, press freedom, Slovakia|

Dozens of farmers from across Slovakia drove their tractors into the capital Bratislava on Tuesday (19 June) to protest against alleged irregularities in EU farm subsidy payments first made public by murdered journalist Jan Kuciak.

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