Slovak ex-prime minister Robert Fico (Photo: European Parliament)

Slovak ex-PM narrowly stays out of jail in corruption fiasco

In a major blow to the anti-corruption rhetoric of the Slovak ruling coalition, the parliament in Bratislava has rejected a request for the arrest of ex-prime minister Robert Fico.

Fico faces charges of abusing his powers, under a scheme the prosecutor described as a "criminal group" operating during the previous government.

"Justice has lost a battle," Igor Matovič, leader of the main government OLaNO party commented after the vote on late Wednesday (4 May). "It is one of many we...

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