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Cabinet reconsiders Roma handling

FOLLOWING CRITICISM from the European Commission, the Slovak government has apparently backed away from plans to give administration of Roma issues to the Culture Ministry, preferring instead a coordinated approach under the Government Office.

Responsibility for solving the problems of the Roma minority in Slovakia has been shuffled between two government offices during the past eight years, in which time Slovakia has made little progress towards easing the unemployment, poor education and discrimination the minority faces.

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Bratislava has already forgotten the Pressburg ghost

The burnt prints of the penitential reeve’s right hand made Bratislava famous over almost all Europe. Now the story has been almost completely forgotten.

The wooden box with burnt prints.

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?

Everton beats Ružomberok Video

But the victory was narrow.

Peter Maslo (front) and Davy Klaassen (back)

Foreigners: Events in Bratislava Video

Tips for performances and other events in the capital between July 28 and August 6, including concerts, parties, festivals, classical music, inline skating, exhibitions and more.

Folk Painting Vajnory, Stamp