Crime & Justice

Crime & Justice

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).

Police Recommend Charges against Footballer Vladimir W. Jr.

Bratislava, March 6 (TASR) - The police have concluded an investigation into alleged drunk driving by Slovak national football team player Vladimir W. Jr. last October with the recommendation that Bratislava I District Prosecutor's...

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.

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.

Charges of Unlawful Killing Pressed against Former MP Lipsic

Bratislava, January 23 (TASR) - Former OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic hasn't yet received any notification concerning charges that have supposedly been pressed against him in relation to the fatal road accident that he was...

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...

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.

Young Afghan Attacks Two Men with Knife in Bratislava

Bratislava, February 7 (TASR) – A police investigator has pressed charges of wounding, rowdiness and unlawful threats against a 22-year-old man from Afghanistan who set upon two men with a knife in Bratislava on...

Gov’t Office: Slovakia’s Standing in TI’s Index Improved from 2011

Slovakia improved its place in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index from 66th in 2011 to 50th in 2015, the Government Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

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).

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...

Zitnanska: Anti-extremist Laws Abused by Some to Court Kotleba Voters

Bratislava, February 28 (TASR) - Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) is disturbed to witness an anti-extremist package of criminal legislation abused in a political struggle with an eye towards acquiring voters of Marian Kotleba's far-right People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), TASR learnt on Tuesday.

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.

Slovak Courts Slowed Down in 2016

Bratislava, March 3 (TASR) – Slovak courts slowed down last year in deciding on cases in all three key areas, with the situation concerning civil and trade lawsuits deteriorating quite significantly, while a reform...

Agriculture Ministry to Take Steps to Keep Slanske Forests in State Hands

The Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry and the state-run forestry company Lesy SR will take steps to ensure that the Slanske Forests remain the property of the Slovak Republic, Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matecna (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) told a news conference held on Friday with Lesy SR general director Marian Stanik in attendance.

Zitnanska Hints at Giving up on Prochazka’s Bid, as It May Backfire

Slovakia should give up on Radoslav Prochazka's bid to become an additional judge of the EU General Court in Luxembourg and seek a new candidate, hinted Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) after the Government session on Wednesday.

Bednar: Ex-president Kovac’s Amnesties Did Influence Slovak State

Bratislava, February 3 (TASR) - The amnesties that late former president Michal Kovac (in office 1993-98) granted to his son in relation to the so-called Technopol scandal had an influence on the character of...

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.

Charges Pressed against Lipsic Partly Based on Motion Filed by Kocner

Charges pressed against former interior minister and until recently OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic and former chief of the Interior Ministry's press department and current MP Gabor Grendel (OLaNO-NOVA) weren't ordered by politicians, businessman Marian Kocner, who filed criminal complaints against the two, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Nobody Jailed for Animal Abuse; Animal Ombudsman Dissatisfied

Bratislava, February 12 (TASR) - Six people were convicted by Slovak courts of mistreating animals or failing to provide appropriate care for them last year, but none of them ended up in prison, TASR...