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.
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.
Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have called for the EU's border management agency to be strengthened. The Visegrad Group has pushed for tough policies on irregular migration to the EU.
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.
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