Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

IN SHORT

Roma groups protest to Slovak embassy

THE CZECH Chamber of Roma Regional Leaders and the Roma European Centre have protested against the use of the Slovak armed forces and police in dealing wth the Roma during the recent riots in eastern Slovakia, the news wire TASR wrote.

They presented their protest to Slovak Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ladislav Ballek in Prague on March 4.

Both organisations demanded that their standpoints be delivered to Slovak constitutional authorities. They also organised a collection of clothes and food, and asked the Interior Ministry for help with its delivery to Slovak Roma.

"The 'solution' to the humanitarian crisis in Roma settlements of the use of military force is inexcusable and should be condemned. An immediate withdrawal of the armies and the police is the only way to prevent a tragedy," reads one of the standpoints.

Both organisations condemned Roma violence and looting.

However, they stressed the tumult was the result of the insufficient long-term social policy of the Slovak government.

Top stories

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

The biggest antiquarian bookshop from Leopoldov is stored in Trnava Photo

The new year could bring a new cultural centre in antiquarian bookshop.

Archive photo