Slovak businessman Marian Kocner at the trial in Pezinok, Slovakia, concerning the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kusnirova. Photograph: EPA/Jakub Gavlak

An influential Slovak businessman has been cleared of ordering the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, prompting the country’s leaders to c(...)

Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend Martina Kusnirova were murdered in February 2018. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

Slovak police have detained 13 judges as fallout from the investigation into the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak continues to shake the country’s esta(...)

Igor Matovic, leader of the Olano party, is a  millionaire former media owner.   Photograph: EPA/Martin  Divisek

Slovak opposition parties are holding talks to form a coalition government after beating the ruling Smer party in parliamentary elections dominated by(...)

Igor Matovic, leader of anti-graft political movement Olano, with supporters during a campaign meeting ahead of the country’s parliamentary election. Photograph:  Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty Images

Slovakia’s parliamentary election on Saturday is set to be a battle between left- and right-leaning populists, as ruling party Smer tries to fend off (...)

A protest rally marking the second anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova, ahead of country’s parliamentary election, in Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: David W Cerny/Reuters

A Slovak court is still trying the alleged murderers of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend, but the nation’s voters are poised to (...)

An election poster of Slovakian prime minister and election leader of the Social Democracy (Smer) party Peter Pellegrini: may win by  a narrow margin, fuelling speculation it could join forces with followers of ultra-nationalist Marian Kotleba. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Slovakia stands at a political crossroads ahead of Saturday’s parliamentary election, and its beleaguered Roma minority is being urged to mobilise to (...)

Slovak entrepreneur Marian Kocner, accused of ordering the killing of journalist Jan Kuciak,  leaves the courtroom after a preliminary hearing on Thursday. Photograph: Jakub Gavlak/EPA

Four suspects in the murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancee will go on trial in January after judges ruled on Thursday that ther(...)

A woman kneels by a memorial on the first anniversary of the murder of the investigative reporter Jan Kuciak and his fiancee Martina Kusnirova in Bratislava, Slovakia in February. Photograph: David W. Cerny/Reuters/File

The trial of four people charged over the murder of Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend is due to start on Thursday, as shockwaves from th(...)

People rally in Prague against the government of prime minister Andrej Babis the day before the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Photograph: Gabriel Kuchta/Getty

Czechs and Slovaks took to the streets over the weekend to mark 30 years since the Velvet Revolution and protest against current leaders whom they acc(...)

People attend the protest For a Decent Slovakia on the first anniversary of the murder of journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee, Martina Kusnirova. Photograph: Vladimir Simicek/AFP via Getty

Fifty-five years separate Martin Butora and Karolina Farska, but both see this weekend’s anniversary of the 1989 Velvet Revolution as a time to celebr(...)

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