Roma community

Roma personalities condemn Danko's racist comment

They call on politicians to stop misplaying the “Roma card” and polarising society.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2019, at 22:01

Speaker of Parliament Andrej Danko

American settled down in a village of eastern Slovakia, helps Roma women

Some of the women found a job in Košice factories, where they can use their skills.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Feb 2019, at 14:11

Institutional racism penetrated the justice system

No amount of evidence will ever be enough to hold racist police officers to account when they terrorise and brutalise Roma communities.Marek Balaz16. Jan 2019, at 13:39

A man from Roma settlement Vrbnica shows his bruises allegedly caused by police.

A great Slovak

Anna Jurová, one of the most fascinating Slovak social scientists I have ever met and talked to in this country, died on November 13.Anca Dragu26. Nov 2018, at 0:10

"We have a generation of Roma young adults whose parents have never worked. And we have to persuade this generation to get an education and find a job." Anna Jurová

50 Roma will find a job with Železiarne Podbrezová

The pilot project aims to employ the long-term unemployed.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Nov 2018, at 22:15

Železiarne Podbrezová ironworks

Qualification and skill-set behind low Roma employment

although the unemployment rate of the Roma population is much higher than that of the majority, their participation in active measures of the labour market accounts for 50 percent of that majority.Jana Liptáková, 25. Sep 2018, at 6:30

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Employment of Roma people remains Slovakia’s perpetual problem

Unemployment rate is low maybe in Slovakia, but it does not apply to Roma community.Nina Francelová, 6. Sep 2018, at 13:46

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Gipsy Bashavel makes Bratislava dance again

Visitors can enjoy lively music and dancing, taste traditional Roma delicacies, and watch young talents take to the stage.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2018, at 23:35

Barbora Botošová will perform with students at Gipsy Bashavel

Banská Bystrica Region commemorates Roma Holocaust after four years

Paying tribute to the victims is important in particular because extremism has returned to our society, representatives of Slovak authorities say.Compiled by Spectator staff, 2. Aug 2018, at 13:16


Roma organisations outraged by attack in Žilina

The three attackers face four to 10 years in prison.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jul 2018, at 12:44

To help and to protect is the slogan of Slovak police.

The gift of a piano paved his way from a Roma settlement to the stage

Not all gifted children have the opportunity to develop their talents. There are various ways we can help those who are growing up in socially disadvantaged families.Viktor Hamšík, The Pontis Foundation30. May 2018, at 14:15

A shooting in Poprad leaves two children hospitalised

Though there are several problems in the borough, it has never resulted in a shooting.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. May 2018, at 13:25

To help and to protect is the slogan of Slovak police.

US Embassy kicks off International Roma Day with a football tournament

International diplomats, Slovak politicians, and Roma teams from eastern and western Slovakia played in the friendly tournament.Anna Fay, 6. Apr 2018, at 17:59

US Ambassador Adam Sterling poses with the victorious Roma players from Humenne and Moldava nad Bodvou.

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.

Spišská Nová Ves discriminated against a Roma woman

It is one of the first valid rulings issued in such a case.Compiled by Spectator staff, 21. Mar 2018, at 22:02

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Discrimination against Roma remains widespread in Slovakia says Amnesty International report

The report points to discrimination against Roma in Slovakia, systemic segregation of Roma children in education and Slovakia’s complaint against mandatory refugee relocation quotas.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Feb 2018, at 22:19

The Roma from segregated communities often face discrimination and segregation, illustrative stock photo.

Police will help isolate patients suffering from syphilis

The decision was made after a series of stories about the disease and prostitution in Trebišov were published by the Sme daily.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Feb 2018, at 21:01

Roma settlement in Trebišov

Centre for Roma Rights sues Slovak interior minister over discrimination

After Slovak Roma proxy and Justice Minister expressed worries and dissatisfaction with the draft bill on suppressing criminality in Roma settlements by Interior Minister Robert Kaliňák, the European Roma Rights…Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Jan 2018, at 13:48

Roma civic patrols (already existing) should be increased, illustrative stock photo.

UN committee: Slovakia still discriminates against Roma

Government should adopt measures to remove discrimination and segregation of the minority.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Dec 2017, at 21:04

Moldava nad Bodvou

Activists: Doctors rude towards Roma women

Roma women living in Slovakia have reported discrimination, segregation and abuse connected with reproductive health services.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Nov 2017, at 14:09

The Roma from segregated communities often face discrimination and segregation, illustrative stock photo.