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...

Disciplinary Senate Exonerates Harabin in Case of Intemperate Remarks

Bratislava, May 13 (TASR) - Supreme Court judge Stefan Harabin appears to have got away with his statements directed against Supreme Court chair Daniela Svecova, as the Disciplinary Senate turned down the proposal for...

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...

Dubovcova: Police Use Illegal Facilities For Detaining People

Bratislava, October 19 (TASR) - The police have created facilities for detaining people, although they aren't proper police cells and thus no legal rules apply to them, said Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcova on Wednesday. Dubovcova explained...

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...

Kalinak: Intel on Abdeslam’s Stay in Slovakia Isn’t Entirely Precise

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) - Information stating that Salah Abdeslam, who is accused of playing a major role in the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris in November 2015, has a relative in...

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,...

Danko: President Can Select Judges But Not Assess Professional Qualities

Bratislava, November 7 (TASR) - The Slovak Parliament will provide the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe with full cooperation in resolving the issue concerning the appointment of Slovak Constitutional Court judges, stated...

Out-of-court Settlement in Frame Regarding Talc Mining Dispute

The dispute between a company called EuroGas and Slovakia concerning the withdrawal of a licence for talc mining in Gemerska Poloma (Kosice region) has been gathering pace, as an alleged out-of-court settlement worth €240 million instead of the original €2.3 billion could be in the frame, Peter Corej, a witness for the Slovak part of the proceedings, confirmed for TASR on Friday.

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.

Opposition MP Rajtar to File Criminal Complaint for Potential Tax Fraud

Opposition MP Jozef Rajtar (Freedom and Solidarity/SaS) told a news conference in Bratislava on Monday that he's filing a criminal complaint concerning potential tax fraud, adding that this concerns tax arrears of over €2 million caused by machinations that haven't yet been investigated.

Siposova: Rights of Victims of Crimes Neglected in Slovakia

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) – The rights of victims of crimes in Slovakia are neglected when compared to those of criminals, and a European directive urging Slovakia to rectify this situation is being largely...

Zitnanska Ambivalent Over Prochazka’s Bid for EUGC Additional Judge

Bratislava, September 28 (TASR) - Justice Minister Lucia Zitnanska (Most-Hid) doesn't have a clear opinion on the candidacy of former Siet (Network) party leader Radoslav Prochazka for the post of an additional judge of...

Kalinak: 4,120 Police Officers Provided EU Summit Security

No major security problems or transport collapse occurred during Friday's (September 16) informal EU summit in Bratislava, Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) and Police Corps President Tibor Gaspar told a news conference in Bratislava on Monday.

Kiska: We Need to Do Accounting of Gorilla Scandal; It’s Festering Wound

Bratislava, November 8 (TASR) - The Gorilla scandal has existed for more than ten years, has been investigated for more than five and instead of doing some real assessment, there have only been recriminations...

Police Investigate Series of Radioctive Letters as Terrorism

Bratislava, November 25 (TASR) - The police are investigating a series of five suspicious letters delivered to some courts, the Justice Ministry and Presov regional police directorate because at least three of them contained...

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...

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...

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...

Sulik to Send Letter to CJEU about Unsuitability of Prochazka’s Bid

Bratislava, September 30 (TASR) - Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) leader Richard Sulik is writing to the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in Luxembourg to alert them about former Siet (Network) leader...