Articles for tag: Andrej Kiska, Journalist Jan Kuciak, Robert Fico, Slovakia


Slovak Broadcaster Sacks Reporters – Subverts Freedom Of Press

Bratislava, April 28 (CTK) – The management of the Slovak public radio and television broadcaster RTVS started getting rid of its external reporters who signed an open letter criticising the situation in the news desk and the broadcaster in general, the website of the Slovak daily Smer writes.   In early April, 59 reporters, or ...


OLAF To Investigate EU Subsidy Fraud Uncovered By Slain Journalist

Brussels, April 20 (CTK correspondent) – The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has launched investigation into a suspected misuse of EU agricultural funds in Slovakia, reacting to the articles of murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak, OLAF told CTK today, confirming server’s information.   EC spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud would not comment on the issue, citing the ...


Slovaks Stumped: Europool Joins Kuciak Murder Investigation

Bratislava/The Hague, April 18 (CTK) – An international investigating team will deal with the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee on the basis of an agreement that was signed in The Hague today, Slovak Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Andrea Predajnova has told CTK.   General Prosecutor Jaromir Ciznar signed the agreement on behalf ...


Rally for Slain Slovak Journalist Jan Kuciak

Slovak Interior Minister To Resign Amid Scandal Of Journalists Murder

Bratislava, April 16 (CTK) – New Slovak Interior Minister Tomas Drucker will tender his resignation since he does not consider it right to dismiss Police President Tibor Gaspar, which demonstrators demand, Drucker told journalists today.   Protesters call for changes after the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in early March that ...


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 ...


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 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 ...