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Gipsy Bashavel makes Bratislava dance againVideo

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 yearsPhoto

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

Illustrative stock photo

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 Slovensko has already made several projects to help the Roma improve their situation and show initiative.