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"I think our police are more gallant, and have far better taste."

Police President Ján Pipta reacting to the accusation of a Bratislava prostitute that police officers in the capital regularly harass prostitutes by demanding oral sex from them, under threat of detaining them on trumped-up charges. In August, Justice Minister Ján Čarnogurský proposed ridding the city of prostitution by "repeatedly bringing them [prostitutes] in for police questioning until they vacate frequented areas of the city".


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Christmas Bazaar 2016

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The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017