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.
The murder of investigative reporter Jan Kuciak sparked mass protests across Slovakia, forcing the departure of the then prime minister. The murder case has also put a spotlight on the role of Slovak police.
The man who shot the Slovak investigative reporter Jan Kuciak was an ex-police officer, Slovak officials have said. Prosecutor say the killer was paid €70,000 ($81,100) for the hit by a female suspect.
Slovak police have arrested one or more suspects in the killing of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak. The case brought down the government, while the role of the police remains far from transparent.
In eastern Slovakia, interest groups using mafia methods have discovered EU direct grants for agricultural areas as a source of income, trying to extort farmland from its owners. DW met one of the victims.
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