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Roma leaders abandons politics

LEADERS of the Roma Civil Initiative (ROI) party have decided to abandon politics after recording a disastrous result of 0.29 per cent support in weekend elections.

"The elections were catastrophic for the Roma. Thanks to Roma themselves, the Slovak political scene will again be without Roma," said ROI chair Milan Mižič.

Slovakia's Roma, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, have never had strong political representation due to infighting among Roma political leaders and the lack of unity among Roma themselves.

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Kysuce highway stalled due to missing money

Money is missing to finish the section of highway between Žilina and Poland, stopping the completion of the D3 highway project.

Road-blocking protest in Povina, Kysuce, demanding completion of highway bypass - February 16.

Slovak film won Generation Kplus section at Berlinale

The film Little Harbour that won the Crystal Bear – beating movies from many other countries - is the work of (mostly) Slovak women.

Director of Little Harbour, Iveta Grófová, with the Cristal Bear

State insulation falls behind expectations, ministry widens support

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the insulation programme.

Only 134 homeowners in the first round and 62 in the second applied for a subsidy via the state insulation programme. Illustration stock photo

US philosopher with Slovak roots, Michael Novak, dies

The man who advised politicians and even presidents Gerald Ford and James Carter died on February 17, aged 83.

Michael Novak