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Roma sterilization case closed

THE EUROPEAN Council considers allegations that Roma women in Slovakia were forcibly sterilized to be a closed issue, said Alvaro Gil-Robles, the European Council's human rights commissioner. The announcement was made during a December 8 meeting with Slovak Deputy Prime Minister Pál Csáky, TASR news agency wrote.

The case broke in 2001 when a report entitled "Body and Soul", published by the Centre for Reproduction Rights in New York and the Office for Civil and Human Rights in Košice, presented findings of about 140 cases of alleged sterilization of Roma women in eastern Slovakia.

Slovak courts never confirmed the truthfulness of the allegations.

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How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.

EC: Focus on education and labour market

Some recommendations remain the same as last year.

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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

Slovak paralympic athletes win gold and bronze at World Championship

Three Slovaks became world champions in table tennis in the TM2 category at the World Paralympic Championship in Bratislava.

L-R: Ján Riapoš, Martin Ludrovský in the Slovakia-Taiwan match at the paralympic world championship, May 19.