Kalinak: Shooting near Velky Meder Was Unambiguously Justified

Interior Minister Robert Kalinak (Smer-SD) told journalists on Wednesday that, based on the information available so far, he finds the action taken by customs officers near Velky Meder (Trnava region) in which a Syrian woman suffered a gunshot injury to be unambiguously justified and appropriate for the situation.

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.

Illegal Construction Booms in Roma Settlement; Mayor Beat Up

Plavecky Stvrtok, April 19 (TASR) - An illegal construction boom has appeared in a Roma settlement near the village of Plavecky Stvrtok (Bratislava region) with the arrival of spring and neither the police or...

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...

Terrorist Abdeslam Supposedly Stayed in Slovakia in Summer of 2015

Bratislava, April 6 (TASR) - Salah Abdeslam, one of the masterminds behind the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris in November 2015, is thought to have visited Slovakia for three weeks in the...

RegioJet Train Leaves Poprad Station Late Due to Bomb Scare

Poprad, March 31 (TASR) - The bomb alert on a RegioJet express train heading from Prague to Kosice at the Poprad railway station on Thursday turned out to be a hoax, Presov Fire and...

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.

Court Gives Life Sentence to “the Bucket” and Fellow Partners-in-Crime

Banska Bystrica, March 30 (TASR) - The kingpin of the Bratislava 'Sykorovci' gang Robert Lalis nicknamed Kybel (Bucket) received a life sentence from the Specialised Criminal Court in Banska Bystrica on Wednesday.

Robber Ransacks Grocery Store in Bratislava with Table Knife

Bratislava, March 13 (TASR) - A table knife was enough for an unidentified man to rob a grocery store in Bratislava on Saturday evening, TASR learnt from Bratislava Regional Police Directorate spokesperson Tatiana Kurucova...

Police Check Trains and Railway Stations, Find One Illegal Migrant

Bratislava, March 11 (TASR) - On March 10-11 Slovak police officers took part in an international operation launched by RAILPOL (a network of organisations responsible for policing railways in EU-member states) whose purpose was to increase and deepen cooperation between railway police forces in Europe in order to prevent threats and implement measures to fight crossborder criminal activities, Police Corps spokesman Martin Waldl told 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.

Newly Elected MP for Kotleba’s Party in Court over Bodily Harm Charge

Namestovo, March 10 (TASR) - Newly elected MP Andrej M. [full surname withheld for legal reasons - ed. note], who represents the far-right Kotleba-People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), appeared alongside his brother Jozef in Namestovo (Zilina region) District Court on Thursday.

Organisers of Anti-fascist Protest Call for Disbanding of LSNS

Bratislava, March 8 (TASR) - The organisers of an anti-fascist protest that took place in Bratislava on Monday have delivered a letter to Prosecutor-General Jaromir Ciznar, asking him to use his powers and send...

Even ‘Cloud’ Might Not Protect Companies’ IT Networks from Hackers

Bratislava, March 1 (TASR) - Not even setting up a 'cloud' (data storage placed with a different company) can always prevent hackers from breaching a firm's computer network, said computer security expert Helmut Brechtken...

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.

Zilina: Customs Officials Confiscate More Than 1,000 Fake Condoms

Zilina, February 24 (TASR) - Zilina customs officers found 1,026 fake condoms set to be delivered to a recipient in Cadca (Zilina region) from China, TASR learnt from Zilina Customs Office spokesperson Bozena Chribikova on Wednesday.

Adamco’s Life Sentence for Murder of Nistor Confirmed

Head of Zemplin-based crime group Branislav Adamco had his life sentence for the murder of Arpad Nistor and other crimes confirmed by a three-member senate of the Supreme Court on Tuesday, TASR learnt on the same day.

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...

Bank Robbers Wearing Masks of Famous People to Be Prosecuted

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - The police have apparently successfully resolved the case of bank robberies that took place in 2012-13 in which armed men stole at least €100,000 wearing masks of politicians and other personalities including Czech president Milos Zeman, former Czech president Vaclav Klaus and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Police Corps spokesperson Denisa Baloghova told TASR on Monday.

ZOJ: Siet, Most-Hid and KDH Have Best Programmes for Judiciary

Bratislava, February 22 (TASR) - According to the 'For Open Justice' (ZOJ) association, the best political programmes regarding the judiciary have been drawn up by Most-Hid and the extraparliamentary Siet party, TASR learnt on...