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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

Action plan for Roma integration to bring financial literacy

The action plans approved by government for 2016-2018 aim for better financial literacy, Roma children studying at common elementary schools and also fewer long-term unemployed. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 23:16

Government Proxy for the Roma Communities Ábel Ravasz.

Roma civil patrols will continue

The Interior Ministry allocated €10 million for the project. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Feb 2017, at 13:31

Roma patrols in Veľká Lomnica.

Analyst: Society has the tools to prevent the worst from happening

Robert Fico did not appear in the Washington Post story about European far right by accident, says political analyst and director of the Institute for Public Affairs Grigorij Mesežnikov. Michaela Terenzani ,1. Feb 2017, at 15:47

Grigorij Mesežnikov

One step forward, two steps back

Roma patrols were one of the few examples that brought actual results for the minority and the majority. But at some point the project was allowed to drown during the change in governments. Michaela Terenzani ,26. Jan 2017, at 13:18

Plan to fight Roma criminality questioned

The Interior Ministry defends its plan to increase the number of police officers in problematic localities, but mayors would welcome other measures. Radka Minarechová ,25. Jan 2017, at 16:39

A police officer charged in the Vrbnica case

But the investigator failed to accuse concrete police officers who reportedly beat the local Roma. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Dec 2016, at 13:28

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

Not everybody has access to water, ombudswoman warns

Roma settlements also face problems with insufficient fire-fighting means. Compiled by Spectator staff ,16. Nov 2016, at 13:36

Illustrative stock photo

Police do not confirm vote buying

Instead of Smer MPs, the police prosecute Roma from the village of Lomnička. Compiled by Spectator staff ,15. Nov 2016, at 14:02

Voting

Jourová: Europe cannot waste potential of another Roma generation

Slovakia hosts Empowerment of Roma Youth as a Driving Force behind Change. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Oct 2016, at 21:46

EU Commissioner Věra Jourová (R) and Slovak Justice Minister Lucia Žitňanská

Employers: Roma, do not call us!

Slovak ad websites publish numerous discriminatory advertisements. Roman Cuprik ,27. Sep 2016, at 10:36

Blog: 8 surprising things I've learnt at a camp with Roma kids

When you are sending Roma to gas chambers, are you also sending the eight-year-old Anička from Veľká Ida who has a bigger Charisma than the whole coalition government? Peter Nagy ,12. Aug 2016, at 12:00

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