Roma community

A village in western Slovakia and victims of the police raid in Moldava awarded

Roma Spirit awards given out in seven categories.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Dec 2020, at 17:53

The Roma Spirit award.

Court acquits police officers who reportedly bullied Roma boys

The proceedings have come to an end after nearly 12 years.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Dec 2020, at 16:42

Six Roma boys were reportedly bullied by police officers in Košice in March 2009

How beaten Roma became suspected criminals

The European Court for Human Rights recently ruled in favour of two of the Roma injured in the Moldava raid seven years ago. This is how the case unfolded over time.Roman Cuprik, 7. Sep 2020, at 10:26

Budulovská settlement of Moldava nad Bodvou

ECHR: Roma beaten by police suffered inhuman treatment, awarded non-pecuniary damages

The recently published verdict pertains to a notorious 2013 police raid in the eastern-Slovak town of Moldava nad Bodvou.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Sep 2020, at 14:59

Settlement in Moldava nad Bodvou

Blog: We should always be on the side of vulnerable people

A volunteer for a Slovak NGO in Albania describes her interaction with a member of the Egyptian minority in Albania.Laura Naw21. Jul 2020, at 7:00

Tani with Cyriakus, an EUAV volunteer, distributing food supplies during COVID-19 pandemic.

Slovakia has its George Floyds too

This country also needs to say its black lives matter.Zuzana Sekeráková Búriková17. Jun 2020, at 21:25

The police raided a Roma settlement in Moldava nad Bodvou in the Košice Region in 2013.To date, the case has not been resolved.
Today in Slovakia

The permanent crisis staff take control over the situation in Žehra (news digest)

Trnava-based Peugeot prepares for a gradual restoration of its operation, the government prolongs border controls. Read your overview of news from May 7.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. May 2020, at 0:05

The crisis staff met in Žehra on May 7.

Inspectorate deals with police intervention against Roma children in Krompachy

The mother of the children from the quarantined settlement claims the police beat them.Matúš Burčík29. Apr 2020, at 20:57

NGOs criticised government for steps taken in Roma settlements

PM Matovič called on them to take their masks, gloves and backpacks and rush in to quarantined settlements.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 16. Apr 2020, at 12:06


Black Hawks and daily plans. How testing is carried out in excluded communities

COVID-19 has so far been detected in 14 settlements, and there are more than a thousand such communities in Slovakia.Roman Cuprik, 16. Apr 2020, at 11:56


Ombudswoman stresses the need to protect the healthy inhabitants of quarantined settlements

Several inhabitants from the enclosed settlements have meanwhile asked for being moved to state quarantine.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Apr 2020, at 20:58

Roma settlement in Krompachy

Thousands of people quarantined in five Roma communities

Five communities in three municipalities in Slovakia were closed due to fear of the coronavirus spreading.Compiled by Spectator staff, 9. Apr 2020, at 7:54


Coronavirus puts spotlight on neglected Roma communities

Fears over intense spread in settlements.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 3. Apr 2020, at 8:15


Coronavirus: State lacks a plan for at-risk Roma settlements

The infection could spread uncontrollably in Roma settlementsZuzana Kovačič Hanzelová16. Mar 2020, at 13:07

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A turning point in the Moldava raid case: Court stopped prosecuting one of the accused Roma

The prosecutor can appeal the decision.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Mar 2020, at 13:27

Budulovská settlement of Moldava nad Bodvou

2020 election sees unprecedented mobilisation of Roma

They want their voice to be heard against growing extremism.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 14. Feb 2020, at 13:03

Roma protesting against ĽSNS in Levoča
AmCham blog

The untapped potential of marginalised communities

Michaela Mudroňová from People in Need, talks about specific programs aimed at helping the long-term unemployed find work and establishing successful cooperation with businesses.AmCham team9. Jan 2020, at 12:15

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Born in a settlement, awarded like Einstein

Doctor Ján Cibuľa received a high state award.Lucia Praus8. Jan 2020, at 18:12

Ján Cibuľa
AmCham blog

How to uncover the untapped potential of the poorest people

Pavel Hrica of Cesta von, offers a different way of looking at the poorest people - without prejudice, an overlooked burden changes into untapped potential.Pavel Hrica28. Dec 2019, at 12:30

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Brussels calls on Slovakia not to segregate Roma at schools

Despite adopting measures to eliminate segregation, the EC considers the steps insufficient.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Oct 2019, at 13:18

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