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Roma protest Smer policies

A GROUP of about 100 Roma attended a political rally of the second-running Smer party on August 12 to protest the policies of Smer leader Robert Fico. Fico's promise to reduce welfare benefits could affect some Roma families.

A report on the protest in the Pravda daily paper claimed the Roma, carrying placards with images of Ghandi and Martin Luther King and anti-Fico slogans, had left the rally after being asked by Fico to explain their presence.

"These are our Roma citizens - first they come to provoke us with placards, then they run away," the paper quoted Fico as saying.

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Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness