Roma community

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
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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
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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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Population growth in Roma communities slows down, living conditions remain pitiful

There are more shacks than six years ago, and 6 percent of citizens live without access to standard drinking water, the new Atlas of Roma Communities shows.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 12. Sep 2019, at 8:16

Illegal Roma settlement Pri Bitúnku in Košice

Do you know any positive stories from the Roma community? Nominate them for an award

The bad news is not a true reflection of what is happening.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Jul 2019, at 22:53

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Roma parties have no chance of entering parliament in Slovakia yet

Roma politicians do not have to always promote Roma topics.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 5. Jun 2019, at 22:31

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First Roma to become MEP: Most of my votes came from the majority

The best answer to rising extremism is to do something concrete. My party chose to support me for MEP, says Peter Pollák.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 30. May 2019, at 12:46

Peter Pollák

Family from Trnava deserves a deep apology

Church and State silently tolerate the separation of Roma children from the majority in schools and churches.Jarmila Lajčáková28. May 2019, at 14:00

Michal Lajcha serves a mass in a church in Kľak.
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Parents did not want their children to sit next to Roma girl in a church

The National Criminal Agency launched an investigation into the case.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. May 2019, at 23:09

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Slovak companies join the campaign to fight prejudice against Roma

More than 120 companies have supported the initiative, including the President's Office.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Apr 2019, at 0:52

The civic organisation Divé maky fights discrimination against the Roma population in the job market through its new Prijateľní.sk campaign.

Dobšiná faces tensions after the death of a local football player

Far-right ĽSNS organised a protest in the town. No serious incidents occurred.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2019, at 12:42

Many candles have been lit at the place where 38-year-old Štefan died.

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 Hrabovská Francelová, 6. Sep 2018, at 13:46

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