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.

Macejkova Meets Venice Commission Chief Concerning Lack of Judges

The situation at the Slovak Constitutional Court, which has been lacking three judges for a long time, was high on the agenda of talks between Constitutional Court chair Ivetta Macejkova and Venice Commission President Gianni Buquicchio on Tuesday.

Hungarian Court Sentences ‘Rat’ to Life Imprisonment

Budapest, March 31 (TASR - correspondent) - Slovak national Jozef R., nicknamed Potkan (Rat), received a life sentence from a Hungarian Court on Thursday for a bomb attack carried out in Budapest in 1988 and two murders committed in the same city in 1998, TASR learnt on the same day.

TV Reality Show Figure Nora M. Gets Ten-year Sentence for Fraud

Kosice, December 5 (TASR) – Eleonora 'Nora' M., known especially for a TV reality show called 'Mojsejovci', was sentenced by Kosice I District Court on Monday to ten years in prison for major fraud,...

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.

Kalinak Accepts Resignation of Top Politicians’ Guards Chief Horvath

Bratislava, July 11 (TASR) - Interior Minister Robert Kalinak on Monday accepted the resignation of Office for Protection of Constitutional Officials and Diplomatic Missions director Radovan Horvath over the late-night intrusion of the Presidential...

Presidents’ Decision to Dismiss Judges over Age Didn’t Violate Rights

Kosice, December 15 (TASR) - The basic rights of two former judges Marianna Reiffova and Helena Kozikova weren't violated by decisions by Slovak presidents to debench them because of their age, the Constitutional Court decided on Thursday.

Lipsic: I Very Much Regret What Happened; I Hadn’t Drunk Alcohol

Bratislava, September 20 (TASR) - OLaNO-NOVA MP Daniel Lipsic, who while driving his car in Bratislava on Monday ran over a man who subsequently died from his injuries, said at a press conference on...

Both Prosecutor and Investigator Erred in Investigation of Clean Day

Bratislava, September 27 (TASR) - According to an examination commissioned by the Prosecutor-General's Office (GP), the investigation into the alleged sexual exploitation of wards of the Clean Day resocialisation centre in Galanta wasn't faultless,...

OLaNO-NOVA Files Complaint Over Allegedly Forged Danko Signature

Bratislava, July 14 (TASR) - Opposition party OLaNO-NOVA is filing a criminal complaint against an unknown perpetrator over a suspicion of forgery of Parliamentary Chairman Andrej Danko's (SNS) signature to an authorisation document for...

Alleged Nephew Swindles Elderly Couple Out of Thousands

Nitra, March 11 (TASR) - An unknown man conned an elderly couple from Topolcany (Nitra region) out of €5,000 on Thursday by means of the old trick of posing as their nephew and asking them to lend him money, Nitra regional police spokesperson Renata Cuhakova told TASR on Friday.

Cislak’s Criminal Complaint Now in Hands of Police

A criminal complaint filed by Health Minister Viliam Cislak for spreading a false alarm in connection with nurses' statements about the danger to health care is already being investigated by the police, TASR learnt from Michal Surek of the Regional Prosecutor's Office in Bratislava on Monday.

New Police Unit to Fight against Terrorism and Extremism

Bratislava, February 1 (TASR) - Slovakia has underestimated the new wave of fascism and extremism; discussions on social networks have no rules and responsibilities, and often contain information incompatible with the nature of this...

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.

Gajdos: Vast Majority of Information from Gorilla Case Being Confirmed

It's still true that the vast majority of information from the SIS Gorilla file that was leaked to the public is being confirmed, but there's also information that isn't being confirmed, said outgoing head of the Gorilla investigation team Marek Gajdos when meeting President Andrej Kiska on Thursday.

Alleged East Slovakia Mafia Boss Receives Life Sentence

Pezinok, August 9 (TASR) – The Specialised Criminal Court in Pezinok (Bratislava region) on Tuesday handed a life sentence to reputed boss of the east Slovak underworld Robert O. and two of his henchmen...

Blahova: Labour Ministry Using Double Standards in Case of Clean Day

Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Jan Richter (Smer-SD) has suspended proceedings on the withdrawal of accreditation from the Clean Day resocialisation centre in Galanta (Trnava region), allegedly because he doesn't have enough arguments, reasons and findings at his disposal, but this looks like a political move, claimed Opposition MP Natalia Blahova (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS) at news conference in Bratislava on Thursday.

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...

Disciplinary Proceedings against Harabin Interrupted by Falling Light

Disciplinary proceedings against Supreme Court judge Stefan Harabin had to be postponed at the very beginning because the glass part of a ceiling light fell directly on the seats that were supposed to be occupied by Harabin and his lawyer in the court room, TASR learnt on Tuesday.

Tejbus: Handlova Mining Tragedy Not Due to Act of God, But Human Factor

Bratislava, December 21 (TASR) - The explosion at Handlova Coal Mine (Trencin region) that claimed the lives of 20 people on August 10, 2009 wasn't caused by an act of God, but by the...