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Roma demand asylum in Norway

A group of 160 Roma from eastern Slovakia in early February demanded asylum in Norway, said the Norwegian ambassador to Austria with responsibility for Slovakia, adding that unsuccessful applicants would be returned to Slovakia within two weeks.

Slovak Roma have made similar attempts to gain asylum in many European Union member states, drawing tightened visa policies from some and a call from the EU for Slovakia to improve the living conditions of the Roma at home.

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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

Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.