Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Reports on new EU members out on Thursday

READINESS reports on the new member states of the EU will be released on Thursday, the economic daily Hospodárske noviny wrote.

Slovakia is likely to be scorned for the situation of its Roma minority. The European Parliament's Green faction suggested that the EU is concerned about the recent unrest in eastern Slovakia's Roma community and it has said it is a result of the cabinet's economic policy and the continuing discrimination of the Roma.

The European Commission will continue to monitor the situation of the Slovak Roma, insisting that the state stops its discriminatory practices against the community.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

They reported corruption at the Foreign Ministry. Now they receive an award

The tenth year of the White Crow award, celebrating young people and activists who break prejudices and go against the tide.

White Crow award laureates

Blog: Slovakia’s time to shine is now

People may be able to recognise Slovakia’s neighbouring countries through associations with food, drinks, beautiful cities or well-known political events. But Slovakia remains very much "hidden".

Bratislava Castle

The day that changed the Tatra mountains for good Photo

The windstorm damaged 12,000 hectares of woods on November 19, 2004.

Tatras after the 2004 calamity

Smer follows a downward trend but may escape oblivion

What does the defeat in regional elections mean for the future of Slovakia’s strongest party?

“How could it be a fiasco when a political party wins most councillors among all parties?” asks PM Robert Fico.