A high-profile murder in Slovakia has left investors wondering about corruption in the country. Bribery is believed to be a major issue in the world of business, too.
Journalist Arpad Soltesz says press freedom in Slovakia is on a downward spiral after the killing of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak. He spoke to DW about his concerns, and told his own story of being attacked.
Thousands of Slovaks have taken to the streets of Bratislava calling for the resignation of the police chief. Protesters claim he cannot conduct a fair investigation of the murder of a journalist probing corruption.
The murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee in February instigated a string of high-level resignations in the small EU country. Police chief Tibor Gaspar is the latest to give in to public pressure.
The Slovak parliament has approved a new government under Peter Pellegrini, whose predecessor quit after a journalist's murder sparked mass protests. Pellegrini has promised to keep Slovakia on a pro-EU path.
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