The government has promised that it takes illegal sterilisation of Roma seriously, amid press reports on the subject across Britain and the US since the beginning of January.
"We take the [allegations] extremely seriously and are striving to investigate them transparently and objectively," said Jana Kviečinská, general director of the government's human rights and minorities section.
The government has received protests from the European Parliament and Helsinki Commission of the American Congress after reports that Roma women were being sterilized without their full consent in eastern Slovakia.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
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18. Mar 2003 at 12:29