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Corruption, Roma, remain challenges

DUTCH member of the European Parliament and special envoy to Slovakia Jan Marinus Wiersma said fighting corruption, helping the Roma minority, and establishing EU norms in Slovak legislation remained the biggest tasks for the country ahead of its planned 2004 EU entry.

Meanwhile, the European Commission's ambassador to Slovakia, Eric van der Linden, said the country needed to prepare an "exhaustive report" on strategies to fight corruption and help its Roma community ahead of the European Parliament's session in March.

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Third anti-corruption march drew thousands Photo

The only demand that has been met to date is the abrogation of Vladimír Mečiar’s amnesties by parliament.

The anti-corruption march

Ballet legend Sergei Polunin will be guest of SND

The world-renowned personality of contemporary ballet will present two choreographies at the Slovak National Theatre in September.

Sergei Polunin

Voters don’t understand self-governing regions

Rules for regional elections change, which may bring some surprising victories.

One of the biggest fights is expected in Banská Bystrica Region.

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

The year round, the calendar is filled to the brim with traditional habits, happenings that seem to go back centuries.

Traditional "vinobranie" event in Pezinok.