Crime & Justice

Crime & Justice

Cabinet Approves Range of Judicial Changes

The Government on Wednesday approved a host of changes to legislation governing the judiciary, which include introducing a regional judicial selection, the assessment of judges' performance by dedicated commissions, and a more effective system of disciplining offending judges.

Man Facing Corruption Charges Remanded in Custody

Bratislava, February 28 (TASR) - An employee of an agricultural payment agency identified by a court only as Peter O. who is facing charges of corruption will be prosecuted in custody, according to a decision by the Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Police Still Investigating Handlova Mine Tragedy of 2009

Bratislava/Trencin, March 29 (TASR) - The police still haven't finished investigating the circumstances surrounding the lethal explosion in the Handlova mine (Trencin region) in August 2009, which is regarded as the most deadly mining...

Impostors Use Bird Flu as Pretext to Rob Elderly Woman

Komoca/Nitra, February 16 (TASR) - As several cases of bird flu have emerged in recent weeks especially along the rivers in south-western Slovakia, impostors have begun using the situation as an opportunity to be...

Woman Who Made Threats Against Muslims Taken Into Custody

Banska Bystrica, February 19 (TASR) - A Specialised Criminal Court judge in Banska Bystrica has partially accommodated the request by the Special Prosecutor's Office to take a 24-year-old woman identified as Sheila Sz. of Ruzomberok (Zilina region) into custody, TASR learnt on Sunday.

SaS Files Criminal Complaint over Energy Bills

Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) MPs Jozef Rajtar, Jana Kissova and Karol Galek submitted a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General's Office on Friday over energy bills amidst the recent controversy surrounding higher energy charges as of January, TASR learnt later in the day.

Public Perception of Corruption Holds Steady, Direct Experience Falls

The public's perception of the extent of corruption among politicians and civil servants remains largely unchanged, even if fewer people report first-hand experience with corruption these days, according to findings of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) within the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).

Kiska Swears in 18 New Judges for Indefinite Period

Bratislava, April 24 (TASR) - Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Monday appointed 18 judges for an indefinite period based on a proposal of the Judicial Council, TASR learnt on the same day. "Your decisions will...

Police Search for Man Who Robbed Bank at Gunpoint in Bratislava

Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in the Aupark shopping mall in the Bratislava borough of Petrzalka on Saturday evening, TASR learnt from spokesperson for the Regional Police Corps Directorate Lucia Mihalikova on Sunday.

Slovak Police to Tighten Screw on Internet Criminals

Bratislava, May 6 (TASR) - The Slovak police have allocated more officers to the department combating cyber crime in order to facilitate the monitoring of the internet and actively enter illegal activities to tighten...

Coalition Urges Kiska to Appoint Constitutional Judges Promptly

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - President Andrej Kiska has grossly violated the Constitution by failing to respect the Constitutional Court's opinion, and based on the recommendations of the Venice Commission he has no right...

Christian Youth Files Complaint Over Alleged Bribery at Bratislava Council

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - Christian Democratic Youth of Slovakia (KDMS) filed a criminal complaint with the Prosecutor-General's Office on Wednesday over the alleged bribing of Bratislava City Councillors that was supposed to take place before the past week's vote on absolute ban of gambling in Bratislava, TASR learnt on the same day.

Former MP Frantisek Gaulieder Killed by Train

Bratislava, March 25 (TASR) - Former MP Frantisek Gaulieder, 66, whose whereabouts had been unknown by his family for some time, was killed by a train near the village of Trnovec nad Vahom (Nitra...

Criminal Complaint Filed against Far-right LSNS Legislator Uhrik

The police will examine statements made by MP Milan Uhrik (People's Party Our Slovakia/LSNS) on RTVS's programme 'O 5 Minut 12' (Five Minutes to Twelve) on Sunday (March 26).

Nitra: Security Officers to Protect School Bus Drivers from Rowdy Students

Nitra, April 7 (TASR) - School buses carrying children from Orechovy Dvor (Nitra region) will need to operate with the presence of security personnel aboard due to mounting physical attacks of students against the bus drivers, TASR learnt on Friday.

Gaulieder’s Death Investigated as Manslaughter and Freedom Restriction

Nitra, March 27 (TASR) - The police are investigating the crime of manslaughter and the restriction of one's personal freedom in relation to the death of former HZDS MP Frantisek Gaulieder, who was killed...

Main Trial in Arbitration on Talc Mining over, Verdict Expected in 1.5 Years

The decision for the international arbitration between the company EuroGas and Slovakia concerning the withdrawal of the licence for talc mining in Gemerska Poloma (Kosice region) should be made in one or 1.5 years at the latest, Plus 7 Dni weekly writes in its latest issue.

Police Take Action over HBU’s Non-imposition of Fine

The district prosecutor's office in Ziar nad Hronom (Banska Bystrica region) instructed the police in early April to press criminal charges over the suspected misconduct in a public office in regard to the Central Mining Office's (HBU) failure to impose a penalty on an organisation for exceeding mining limits in 2015, TASR learnt on Thursday.

Suspect Device Removed from Presidential Palace Gardens

Bratislava, March 7 (TASR) - Pyrotechnicians on Monday dealt with a suspect device fixed to a tree in a publicly accessible part of the Presidential Palace gardens, President Andrej Kiska's communications advisor Roman Krpelan...

Kollar Questioned by Police over Communications With Underage Girl

Bratislava, March 9 (TASR) - We Are Family party leader Boris Kollar spent more than four hours on Thursday being questioned by the police regarding his communications with an underage resident of the Clean...