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Protests In Prague: Demand Justice For Journalist Jan Kuciak In Slovakia

Prague, April 5 (CTK) – A crowd of 300, mostly young people demanded change in the situation in Slovakia, the dismissal of police president Tibor Gaspar and an independent investigation into the murder of young journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee at a rally in Prague today.   Speeches were delivered by the Slovaks studying ...


Fico Crony Charged With Tax Fraud

Bratislava, March 29 (CTK) – Controversial real estate magnate Ladislav Basternak, whose business partner was Smer-Social Democracy deputy chairman and former interior Slovak minister Robert Kalinak, has been charged with tax fraud, the General Prosecution announced today.   Basternak is suspected for unlawfully demanding value-added tax refunds of nearly two million euros in real estate ...


Candle lit memorial for Jan Kuciak and fiance

Prosecutor Releases Details Of Murder Of Slovak Journalist Jan Kuciak

Pezinok, West Slovakia, March 26 (CTK) – Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova were murdered on January 21, four days before their bodies were found, Slovak prosecutor said today, releasing for the first time details of the shooting of the couple, which caused political crisis in the country.   According to the ...


Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini Confident In Confidence Vote

Bratislava, March 25 (CTK) – New Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini (Smer-Social Democracy) believes that his government will pass a confidence vote in parliament next week, he said in a debate on the public RTVS television today.   He also said the previous government of Smer-SD chairman Robert Fico had been reshuffled and dismissed that ...


Rally for Slain Slovak Journalist Jan Kuciak

Thousands Of Slovaks March To Honor Memory Of Slain Journalist Jan Kuciak

Bratislava, March 23 (CTK) – Thousands of people took part in a march in memory of the murdered Slovak journalists Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in Bratislava, after which some of the demonstrators went to the parliament seat to call for early elections today.   The meeting was held by university students after the organisers, ...


Slovak Society Forever Changed By Murder Of Journalist Jan Kuciak

Bratislava, March 23 (CTK) – The murder of young journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in late February has brought about not only a political crisis and change in the government, but it also became the proverbial last straw for a large part of society, discontented with various scandals, sociologist Michal Vasecka told journalists today. ...


Will Former Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Gambit Pay Off?

Prague, March 23 (CTK) – Robert Fico has made a gambit move, sacrificing his post of Slovak prime minister in order to regain it in the next elections, commentator Adam Cerny writes in Czech daily Hospodarske noviny (HN) today, referring to the Slovak government reshuffle amid a political crisis.   In a chess game, gambit ...


Slovak President Appoints Peter Pellegrini Prime Minister: Condemns Journalists Murder

Bratislava, March 22 (CTK) – Slovak President Andrej Kiska today appointed the new cabinet of Peter Pellegrini, which the three government parties formed after previous prime minister Robert Fico’s (both Smer-Social Democracy) resignation amid a political crisis a week ago.   Most of the cabinet’s 15 members were ministers of the previous cabinet. There are ...


Slovak Deputy PM Pellegrini Pledges Not To Polarise Society

Bratislava, March 18 (CTK) – Possible next Slovak PM Peter Pellegrini does not want ministers polarising society extremely in his government as President Andrej Kiska indirectly called on him, and he would like his cabinet to be appointed next week, Pellegrini said in a TV debate today.   On Saturday, Kiska called for a government ...