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First Roma compensated by Germany

JOZEF Balogh of Košice has become the first Slovak Roma to be compensated by Germany for being interned in a forced labour camp during the second world war. The 74-year-old received 7,500 German marks, about half of the total award, for the time he spend at Dachau from the fall of 1944 until it was liberated by the US army in May 1945.

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PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation.

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

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.

Southern Slovakia will face heat again

The first-level warning is issued for the 16th and 17th.