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Asylum applications to Stockholm jump; Sweden calm

Over 220 Slovak citizens have demanded political asylum of Sweden since the beginning of the year, of that number 113 in August; the Slovak consul in Sweden has said that most of the applicants are Slovak Roma.

Slovak Roma have previously left in large numbers for Benelux countries, other Scandinavian states and Britain. The UK in 1998 imposed a visa regime on Slovaks after the numbers of Slovaks arriving in Britain and claiming asylum rose dramatically over a few months. Other European countries have imposed, and in some cases relaxed, visa regimes following large numbers of Roma arriving on their territory. The British visa regime remains in place.

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Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Christmas Bazaar returns to the Old Market hall

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the already traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017