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10 May 2017
Aljazeera presents an idea of life in a Roma slum in Slovakia through a most recent article. In the centre of Jarovnice, Slovakia, rests a penurious village situated in the area of Sabinov, along the country's east. The news article characterizes...
25 Jan 2017
The Slovak Spectator reports that "the Interior Ministry defends its plan to increase the number of police officers in problematic localities, but mayors would welcome other measures. It is necessary to “put things in order” in Roma settlements,...
02 Dec 2016
'Thomson Reuters Foundation' reports that Bystrany, a town in eastern Slovakia with a majority Roma population, has thrived in the past decade thanks to remittances from locals who grabbed the benefits of European Union membership and sought work in...
14 Oct 2016
'Open Democracy' reports that one of the permanent features of the mainstream discussion about the ‘Roma issue’ in Slovakia is attributing responsibility for Roma marginalization and poverty to Roma themselves. Statements blaming the Roma as a group...
12 Oct 2016
'Slovak Spectator' reports that young Roma in Europe have a lot of skills and capacities and would like to participate actively in shaping their own future, but they often lack the opportunities to use their capabilities to the fullest, said...
18 Aug 2015
The Slovak Spectator reports on the 24th annual People from the House of Roma festival, taking place in Banská Bystrica and Zvolen on August 19-22, and which will focus this year on the New Generation and Roma young people. Although previous years...
22 Jul 2015
'The Slovak Spectator' reports about a new published book about Slovak Roma Children written by the US professor Susan Barfield together with partners from the Faculty of Education at University of Prešov. The story of the book is based on Roma...
17 Jun 2015
‘The Slovak Spectator’ reports on a new amendment to the Education Act prepared by the Ministry of Education in Slovakia. According to the newspaper, the state was forced to implement some actions after being accused by the European Commission fro...
29 Apr 2015
'The Slovak Spectator reports' that the European Commission (EC) has adopted a tougher stance towards European Union-member states, including Slovakia, that discriminate against Roma communities. The EC’s initiative has been welcomed by Amnesty...
28 Apr 2015
The Slovak Spectator reports that  Slovak police is training Czech counterpart how deal with ethnic minorities, nonetheless Slovak police have faced criticism for their treatment of the Roma, especially during several settlement raids. The deputy...

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