Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORTS

Health Ministry: Sterilisations were OK

THE HEALTH Ministry's chief gynaecology expert Karol Holoman said he found that no laws had been breached in a number of eastern Slovak hospitals suspected of carrying out coerced sterilisations on Roma women.

The allegations were presented in a report entitled "Body and Soul" published a month ago by the New York-based Centre for Reproductive Rights. Police investigators are looking into the allegations, but have so far presented no findings.

Holoman said that he would push for an update on the law governing sterilisation so that medical professionals would be required to give all women considering the operation a complete explanation of its consequences and a minimum of 72 hours to think about it before going through with it.

Top stories

Government ignores anticorruption demands Photo

Protesters gave the government two weeks to fulfil their demands.

Blog: We can always count on the nerds…

Brands need to focus on doing good and that this approach is the only option if they want to stay relevant, credible and even profitable, says Thomas Kolster.

Thomas Kolster speaking

Drivers in Bratislava should prepare for worse traffic

Dissatisfied taxi drivers will go on a protest ride from Petržalka to Lamač on Wednesday.

Taxi drivers protested against Uber already in 2015.

Blog: Underground economy flourishes in the queues

A foreigners' real experience at the foreigners’ police department in Bratislava.

Foreign investors said they would welcome less bureaucracy in Slovakia.