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Ground-breaking report on Slovak Roma

BEN Slay, Director of the UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, has described the new Report on the Living Conditions of Roma in Slovakia as providing "ground-breaking data on the debilitating cycle of poverty which traps so many Roma in Slovakia".

Released on June 12 in Brussels, the report is a part of the long-term efforts being made by the UNDP to acquire reliable information on poverty in Central and Eastern Europe, the TASR news wire wrote. Slovak MEP Vladimír Maňka (Party of European Socialists) was among the representatives of the European Parliament to receive a copy of the report.

Published in co-operation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and Erich Brost Stiftung, the study involved a team of independent consultants and experts from the UNDP Regional Centre in Bratislava. It was based on data from the Roma Household Survey 2005, which was carried out by the UNDP and the World Bank.

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Gilden: Take the negative and make a positive from it Photo

The works of New York native, photographer Bruce Gilden, who has worked for five decades in the streets of the biggest cities, are on exhibit in the Kunsthalle (House of Arts) in Bratislava.

Bruce Gilden: Feast of San Gennero, Little Italy, 1984.

The ongoing struggle for a free and democratic Slovakia

The people of Slovakia deserve the credit for the remarkable progress that this country has made over the past twenty-five years, US ambassador writes.

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 24 and December 3, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Christmas Markets Bratislava

Robert Fico has lost the electoral magic he once had Plus

But his party can still bounce back if they do the things that make parties resilient.

Robert Fico claims that Smer won the regional elections because it is the party with the most chairs in regional councils.