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Euro Parliament criticises anti-Hungarian reform

Members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg yesterday approved a resolution on Slovakia praising the country for moving ahead with privatisation and meeting the EU’s political criteria, but criticising the country’s record on minorities. Above all, the parliament took a negative view of a recently approved division of the country into eight self-governing regions against the wishes of the ethnic Hungarians. It also criticised the situation of the Slovak Roma, and singled out Slovakia for involvement in the trade in women, prostitutes and child pornography.

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LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

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On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

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