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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.

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A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.

Slovak water slalom racers won seven medals

Young Slovak talents made the hearts of sports fans race with their performance at the World Championship in water slalom.

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Austrian Ambassador: The normalisation of our relations has grown

Most people want the EU to exist in the future – we just have to mobilise this majority and not take things for granted, says Austrian Ambassador to Slovakia Helfried Carl in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Austrian Ambassador Helfried Carl

Fico for better fish fingers

It’s true that in the past four months, Mr Fico has been comparatively less busy than his Visegrad Group partners.

Austrian fish fingers angered PM Fico.