Articles for tag: Andrej Kiska, Robert Fico


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Fico Targets Soros: Drafting Law To Uncover NGO Funding

Bratislava, June 22 (CTK) – Robert Fico, leader of the strongest coalition government party Smer-Social Democracy (Smer-SD) and a former prime minister, announced today he would draft the law under which NGOs would have to release details about their financing, including money from abroad.   In an interview with the online television station, Fico ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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. ...