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More lenience shown to refugees

A NEW poll reveals that 73 percent of Slovaks think it is necessary to help and protect refugees.

However, the poll, carried out by the Focus agency, also found that 50 percent of Slovaks think refugees should be sent back to their homelands. Forty percent who held this opinion were in favour of a quick expulsion from Slovakia, the daily SME reported.

These figures show that Slovaks are more understanding towards refugees than they were a few years ago. In 2001 as many as 51 percent were in favour of quick expulsion, said Mária Čierna from the Slovak office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees .

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End of investigative show a cause for concern

Media freedom watchdogs believe the scrapping of the only investigative show on public-service television is a threat to its independence.

Jaroslav Rezník

Proxy for Roma criticises minister Kaliňák for ethnical and group discrimination

The government proxy slammed Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák for the draft law on repressing criminality in Roma settlements, for populist discrimination and preferring repression to prevention.

Roma communities, illustrative stock photo

Slovak racer Svitko finished at Dakar Video

After a serious fall in the tenth leg, Slovak motorcyclist Štefan Svitko resigned from the 40th year of the Dakar Rally due to pain in his upper body.

Štefan Svitko

Carmakers in Slovakia produced more than one million cars last year

2018 will be critical for Slovakia’s automotive industry, claim sector’s representatives.

Most cars produced in Slovakia head for export.