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Deputy PM proposes council for gender equality

THE DEPUTY PM for European Affairs, Human Rights, and Minorities, Pál Csáky, has proposed the government set up a Cabinet Council for Gender Equality as an advisory body to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender.

Csáky and the Labour Ministry, which coordinates gender equality in Slovakia, would head the council. Other members would include five NGO representatives, the SITA news agency wrote.

Slovakia is in the running to host the European Institute for Gender Equality as of next year. Brussels is expected to make the final decision by the end of the year on where to locate the institute. Csáky believes the body and the Human Rights Institute in Vienna could be partners, maintaining the balance between new and old EU members.

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Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness