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Antonio Vadala Arrested: Jan Kuciak Reported Ties To PM Fico’s Government

Bratislava, March 13 (CTK) – The Slovak police have arrested, based on an European arrest warrant, Italian businessman Antonino Vadala, whom the recently murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak mentioned in his last article, the Slovak General Prosecutor’s Office announced.   The warrant for Vadala’s arrest was issued by a court in Venice, Italy.   “By ...

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Jan Kuciak Murder: Slovaks Rally Against Mafia Rule In Bratislava

The following article written by Keno Verseck first appeared on DW   A journalist’s murder has triggered a crisis of identity and trust in Slovakia. Even the president isn’t sure anymore if his country follows the rule of law or the laws of the mafia, Keno Verseck reports from Bratislava.   Usually people don’t pay ...

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Jan Kuciak Murder: Mafia Cleans Dirty Cash In Prague

Prague, March 12 (CTK) – The Italian Prosecutor’s Office is investigating former UniCredit bank manager Massimiliano Fossati along with real estate businessman Claudio Leo Personnettaz on suspicion of assisting in money laundering in Prague, daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) writes today.   The firms controlled by Personnettaz were buying luxurious buildings in the centre of ...

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PM Fico’s Party Weighs Cabinet Changes Amid Kuciak Scandal

Bratislava, March 11 (CTK) – Smer-Social Democracy of Prime Minister Robert Fico is ready to make changes in the government lineup, but this does not mean that it will dismiss Interior Minister Robert Kalinak, Deputy Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini told the public broadcaster today.   Smer-SD can take steps leading to personnel changes in order ...

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Slovak Cops: Little Progress In Murder Investigation Of Journalist Jan Kuciak

Bratislava, March 9 (CTK) – The Slovak police have been working hard to solve the recent murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, yet major progress has not been made and more and more versions of the tragedy are being developed, Prosecutor General Jaromir Ciznar told journalists today.   “We are doing our utmost,” ...

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Slovak Prosecutor Spirko: Kalinak’s Attacks Payback For Corruption Inquiry

Bratislava, March 8 (CTK) – Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-Social Democracy) wanted to discredit Slovak elite prosecutor Vasil Spirko because of the investigation of a case of suspected corruption of Kalinak, Spirko told journalists today.   Spirko said he would file a criminal complaint against Kalinak, Police President Tibor Gaspar and the corruption police unit’s ...

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Slovak Opposition Demands No Confidence Vote – PM Fico Cries ‘Coup’

Bratislava, March 7 (CTK) – Three Slovak opposition parties want to a hold a no-confidence vote in Prime Minister Robert Fico’s coalition government over the recent murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend.   Kuciak and his girlfriend, both 27, were shot dead in their house in Velka Maca village, west Slovakia, in ...