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UNDP says Roma are marginalised

CELEBRATING International Roma Day (April 8) should serve as an opportunity to draw attention to the rich culture and history of Roma as well as to the fact that large groups of Roma are marginalised in society, stated a press release from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bratislava Regional Centre, the TASR newswire reported.

CELEBRATING International Roma Day (April 8) should serve as an opportunity to draw attention to the rich culture and history of Roma as well as to the fact that large groups of Roma are marginalised in society, stated a press release from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Bratislava Regional Centre, the TASR newswire reported.

The UNDP is planning to publish a report focusing on the living conditions of Roma households in Slovakia.

The UN agency said its findings will promote better understanding of the difficulties faced by Roma citizens in Slovakia and will recommend appropriate policies that can create a framework for enhancing the lives of Roma in the country, TASR wrote.

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Former MP František Gaulieder killed by train

Former MP František Gaulieder, who once was illegally excluded from parliament by HZDS and its chairman, was killed by a train near the village of Trnovec nad Váhom (in Nitra Region) in the early hours of March 25.

František Gaulieder back in 1996 hwen he was excluded from parliament.

Slovakia beats Malta in World Cup qualification Video

The Slovak team beat Malta on March 26 evening at the Maltese stadium in Ta’Qali in their third consecutive winning qualification match.

Slovak rejoice after scoring a goal in Malta, March 25.

Breath-taking photographs of Slovak mountains Photo

Young photographer Šimon Trnka is proving the beauty of (not only) Slovak mountains in his photographs.

Discrimination, police brutality highlighted

The Slovak Spectator reviews some of the cases which Ombudswoman Jana Dubovcová has cited in her reports.

Less than dozen MPs were listening to Obudswoman