Articles for tag: Jan Kuciak, Slovakia

Petr Dubinsky

State Officials Under Investigation In Jan Kuciak Murder

Slovak prosecutors said Monday they are probing judicial and state officials over the 2018 murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, which triggered a political crisis and raised concerns about corruption.   The probe’s announcement comes after local media leaked alleged text messages in which the suspects boasted of their ties to several top-level politicians including ...


Corruption Undermining Rule Of Law In Slovakia: MEPs

Bratislava, Sept 18 (CTK) – Apprehensions of corruption undermining the rule of law principles persist in Slovakia, as not much has changed in practice in spite of the government’s replacement in the spring, an EP delegation head Sophia in ‘t Veld said at close of their two-day mission to Slovakia today.   Talking to journalists, ...


Putin Night Wolves

Slovak Night Wolves Fined Over Possession Of Military Equipment

Bratislava, Aug 31 (CTK) – Jozef Hambalek, head of the Slovak branch of the Night Wolves Russian nationalist motorcycle club, known for its close relation to President Vladimir Putin, has been fined in Slovakia for unauthorised possession of old military equipment, the server has reported.   The Economy Ministry imposed a fine of 33,000 ...

Matt Atlas

Slovakia President ANDREJ KISKA

Kiska Vetoes Courts Law Amendment

Bratislava, July 6 (CTK) – Slovak President Andrej Kiska has vetoed an amendment to the courts law, passed by the parliament on June 20, because it strongly reduces the public checking of court decisions, Kiska’s spokesman Martin Liptak told journalists today.   Kiska has returned the bill to the parliament.   He warned the lawmakers ...


Andrej Babis

Babis Sues Slovakia In European Human Rights Court Over StB Registration

Prague, June 15 (CTK) – Prime Minister Andrej Babis has sued Slovakia at the European Human Rights Court over his registration as a Communist StB secret service agent, after his appellate review petition was rejected, the server Seznam Zpravy said today.   Babis says he was registered as an StB agent unrightfully and he had ...


Andrej Babis

Slovak Court Rejects Babis’s StB Petition

Bratislava, June 8 (CTK) – The Slovak Supreme Court has rejected Czech PM Andrej Babis’s petition for an appellate review in his dispute with the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute (UPN) about his cooperation with the former Communist secret police (StB), the Dennik N server reported in the night.   It refers to court spokeswoman Alexandra ...


Andrej Babis

Babis’s Communist StB Agent Registration Upheld By Courts

Bratislava, June 8 (CTK) – The Supreme Court verdict over whether Czech PM Andrej Babis is rightly registered as an agent of the Communist StB, which rejected his appellate review has confirmed the position of the Slovak Nation’s Memory Institute (UPN), its spokesman Jergus Sivos said today.   The Slovak lower-level court previously ruled in ...