Slovak president urges sweeping changes over journalist Jan Kuciak’s murder


Slovak President Andrej Kiska has said a “serious political crisis” has resulted from Jan Kuciak’s murder. Kuciak is thought to have been killed for investigating the Italian mafia’s political influence in Slovakia.

Slovakia’s president, Andrej Kiska, has said there was no way back for the government following the murder of investigative journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancee.

“There’s a huge public distrust of the state,” he said during Sunday’s televised tribute to Kuciak. “And many don’t trust law enforcement authorities … This distrust is justified. We crossed the line, things went too far and there’s no way back.”

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The president said he would host talks with the leaders of Slovakia’s political parties to discuss his proposed government shake-up. “I can see two solutions: a profound change to government or early elections,” he said… Read more : Deutsche Welle, 05.03.2018