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(From The Slovak Spectator)
ONE English word Slovak has no equivalent for is "whistle-blower". And it doesn't look like it's going to need one anytime soon. Just this week several whistle-blowers discovered that it doesn't pay to speak out.
Entrepreneur Pavol Kollar, the key witness in the corruption case against Pavol Bielik, a former mayor of one of Bratislava's districts, said that if an official asked him for a bribe today, he would not report it to the police. Kollar has had to go through six years of interrogations and court hearings, after which he stands accused of collaborating with the secret service, while Bielik has been found innocent in what seemed a …