Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

NEWS BRIEFS

Belgian mission explores Roma status in Slovakia

A delegation of Belgian parliamentary deputies and representatives of Belgian non-governmental organizations arrived in Slovakia October 8 to explore the status of Roma here and identify the reasons behind their recent exodus to Belgium.

The guests were met by Slovak Deputy Minister for Human Rights, Minorities and Regional Development Pál Csáky. "We want to decide on what projects or preventive measures could contribute to the solving of this issue,"said Belgian NGO official Luc Henkinbrant after the meeting with Csáky.

Henkinbrant said the mission also wanted to discover if there was sufficient political will in Slovakia to tackle the problems burdening the Roma, and underscored that they are aware of the difficulties which the authorities and the Slovak government have to struggle with.

Top stories

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

Illustrative stock photo

No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.