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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.

Constitutional Court rejects complaint of police brutality in Roma settlement raid

Lawyer of Roma said they would bring the case to the European Court of Human Rights. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Oct 2017, at 13:42

Town of Moldava nad Bodvou

Young photographer ventures into Roma settlements to tell their storyPhoto

Photo exhibition shows Roma in a different light. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Sep 2017, at 7:10

Kiska: Facebook to reinforce teams focusing on extremist posts

Kiska's US visit brings several high-profile meetings. Compiled by Spectator staff ,26. Sep 2017, at 4:41

NY Times highlights partnership in a Roma settlement

NY Times reports on the achievements of Spišský Hrhov where the mayor decided to improve the integration of Roma. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Sep 2017, at 14:34

President Andrej Kiska (r) and Spišský Hrhov Mayor Vladimír Ledecký during the former's visit to the village in 2015.

Charges now brought against witnesses in infamous Moldava raid

The police inspectorate finds no errors in the actions of police officers. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Sep 2017, at 23:21

Moldava nad Bodvou

Light a symbolical candle to commemorate the Roma Holocaust victims

The fact that we do not know much about the Roma Holocaust does not mean it did not happen, said the Slovak government’s proxy for Roma communities. Compiled by Spectator staff ,2. Aug 2017, at 14:44

Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland draws visitors from across the world

Flexi Cards program tries to help Roma find employment

Slovakia is one of eight central and eastern European countries participating in an international project to reduce barriers to work. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jul 2017, at 14:26

ETP Slovensk ohas already made several projects to hel pthe Roma improve their situaiton and show initiative.

Court awards over €16,000 in compensation for unlawful sterilisation

On May 26 a district court awarded financial compensation to an illegally sterilised Roma woman from a case going back to the 1990s. This is just the second case with such a decision. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. May 2017, at 13:50

Vanda Durbáková

ERRC studies allege inappropriate police violence in Roma communityVideo

The European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) scrutinised alleged police violence in the Romani neighbourhood of Zborov from April 16, based on a video footage by a witness. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. May 2017, at 5:54

Police Corps President Tibor Gašpar

Roma proxy: toluene epidemic breaks out

The Government Proxy for Roma Communities requires restriction on the sale of toluene. Compiled by Spectator staff ,9. May 2017, at 12:46

Slovak project focused on Roma awarded

The Agents of Equality project receive an international award for social innovations SozialMarie. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. May 2017, at 14:36

A Roma community in eastern Slovakia.

Young Roma played football match against diplomats

Dimplomats, MPs, and Roma came together on the field to play football and create new ties. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Apr 2017, at 13:35

The winning team Sendrejovci - Plavecký štvrtok receives the trophy from US Ambassador Adam Sterling (L) during the Roma against diplomat tournament on April 8.

There are efforts for positive changes in Roma community

The many active Slovak citizens we met – of both Roma and non-Roma heritages – give me optimism that future International Roma Days will give us more to celebrate, US envoy writes.Adam Sterling8. Apr 2017, at 8:00

Organisers of Moldava Spolu festival visited Budulovská settlement.

What Slovakia loses when it neglects the Roma

If the employment rate of Roma matched that of the majority, the labour market would get 150,000 people it badly needs. Roman Cuprik ,15. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Despite som community projects, the lfie of Roma seems to be harder now, illustrative stock photo.

Amnesty International slams Slovak discrimination against Roma

The organization's report also points to Fico and anti-migrant rhetoric. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Feb 2017, at 14:53

PM Robert Fico

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