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Festival protests anti-Romany violence

A festival of rock music took place in Slovakia on September 29 in memory of a Romany youth murdered in July in Žiar nad Hronom, TASR reported the same day. Rock bands taking part said that the audience was protesting skinhead activities and racial violence. Also on September 29, Romany political activities in both the Slovak and Czech republics met with government officials to discuss possible legislation against racism. The next day 100 people, including Romanies, demonstrated against fascism in České Budějovice. Police held back a group of about 60 skinhead observers. >Alaina Lemon

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Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.

Slovaks in the UK do not have to fear Brexit

Brexit itself should not impact the position of Slovaks in the UK, an interim agreement between the European Union and Great Britain suggests.

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Russians win the Tatry Ice Master 2018 Video

Ice-sculptors worked with a massive 50 tonnes of ice on the weekend of January 12-14; their sculptures remain on display.

The ice scupltures at Hrebienok, Tatry Ice Masters

The Bratislava airport has competition in Vienna

The airport in Vienna, only about 60 kilometres from the Slovak capital, gains 17 new low-cost airliner flights.

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