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Slovakia struggles with the segregation of Roma and disabled children

Segregation deprives Roma and disabled children of the chance to interact with their peers, while majority children miss the opportunity to learn about diversity, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human… Radka Minarechová ,22. Mar 2018, at 22:47

NGOs see the ruling as confirmation of onging segregation.

Foreigners also want a decent Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator asked foreigners living in Slovakia how they see the murder of the journalist and his fiancee as well as the political upheaval it has provoked. Nina Francelová ,22. Mar 2018, at 7:55

Slovakia lost 12 cases at ECHR in Strasbourg

From the total number of cases lost last year, five involved restituted flats. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2018, at 13:38

European Court of Human Rights, illustrative stock photo

Bratislava is 80th best city to live in

The chart ranking cities as the best and worst to live in has been put together by the Mercer company a ninth time, comparing 231 cities worldwide. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2018, at 12:20

A view of Bratislava from the Old Town Hall

Korčok: Slovakia refutes Russia’s allegations that Bratislava stores Novichok

The Novichok nerve agent was allegedly used to poison Sergei Skripal, a former spy, and his daughter Yulia on British soil. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2018, at 0:29

Investigators in protective suits work at the scene near the Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, England, on Tuesday, March 13.

Some Slovak media witnessed “the Trump effect”

Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks talks about the atmosphere in society following the double murder of journalist and his fiancée, and steps to be taken. Radka Minarechová ,17. Mar 2018, at 9:00

Nils Muižnieks

Prestigious foreign website notes architectonic value of SNP MemorialPhoto

The portal archdaily.com ranked the SNP Memorial among remarkable buildings such as the Slovak Radio building in Bratislava and Bridge SNP. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Mar 2018, at 7:00

UPDATED March 15, 2018

FAQ: State citizenship of the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to acquiring and losing Slovak state citizenship. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Mar 2018, at 13:30

Fico: There is no mafia in eastern Slovakia

The EP delegation voiced concerns over the trust of institutions, mafia ties with Slovakia’s representatives, and unfriendliness towards journalists. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Mar 2018, at 23:41

The EP delegation visited the house of murdered journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée Martina Kušnírová in Veľká Mača.

World media: Kaliňák’s resignation is the worst blow yet to Fico

Media outlets remind that the decision came after the biggest public protests and pressure from the junior coalition party. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Mar 2018, at 21:10

Robert Kaliňák

EP delegation: Slovak authorities have trust issues

MEPs have revealed some irregularities concerning the subsidies for agriculture, with the Agricultural Paying Agency being problematical. Radka Minarechová ,12. Mar 2018, at 13:28

The delegation met also with Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná.

Slovakia warned against using conspiracy theories

The foreign media have already noticed PM Robert Fico’s attacks on President Andrej Kiska. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. Mar 2018, at 1:21

Gašpar, Fico, and Kaliňák (right to left). The one million euros that the government offers for information about the murder is displayed on the table.

Murder investigation: What powers do foreign investigators have in Slovakia?

Prime Minister Robert Fico has repeatedly referred to the involvement of foreign police teams in the murder investigation of Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, but what can they actually do? Radka Minarechová ,8. Mar 2018, at 18:00

Delegation from Brussels arrives to Slovakia

The murder of a Slovak investigative journalist and his fiancée will be discussed at the European Parliament’s session next week. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Mar 2018, at 14:00

President Andrej Kiska met with EP delegation on March 8.

Slovakia made no palpable progress in fighting corruption

Despite improving in some aspects, Slovakia has not made any visible progress in the fight against corruption over the past year. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Mar 2018, at 0:18

2017 was marked, among other events, by anti-corruption protests.
UPDATED: 6. Mar 2018, at 22:14

UPDATED: PM: I will not allow anyone to badmouth Slovakia

Prime Minister Robert Fico repeated his assault on Kiska after his lunch with ambassadors of EU countries and the US. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2018, at 15:23

PM Robert Fico (centre) and Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák (l) had lunch with the ambassadors from the EU countries and the US on March 6.

Soros: I am not behind Kiska’ speech, nor behind protests

US financier's reaction to claims of Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Mar 2018, at 13:27

George Soros

Afghani helicopter pilots will train in Košice

The Slovak Training Academy (STA) will train future helicopter pilots from across the globe. They have a US Black Hawk simulator too. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Mar 2018, at 14:13

Black Hawk helicopter

Head of Reporters Without Borders: We will monitor if the investigation is independentVideo

Christophe Deloire of Reporters Without Borders says leaders who have insulted journalists in the past need to apologise and commit to protecting journalists in the future. Michaela Terenzani ,2. Mar 2018, at 21:29

Christphe Deloire addresses the crowd in Bratislava

Brussels to look into suspicious agricultural subsidies

The Slovak Interior Ministry says help has been offered by international investigative institutions like Europol, the FBI and Scotland Yard. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Mar 2018, at 6:47

Ján Kuciak's house in Veľká Mača

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