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Stories about Slovakia

20 October 2012

Slovakia: “For Decent and Safe Life” Rally Stirs Controversy

Tibor Blazko reports on the controversial Oct. 13 rally for "a decent and safe life," translating netizens' views on the rights of Slovakia's Roma and non-Roma citizens, as well as...

18 October 2012

Slovakia, UK: “Child Snatching” or “Child Protection”?

As many as 30 UK-based Slovak children have been removed from their families by British social workers in recent years. While some consider it "child protection," others call it "child...

17 October 2012

Slovakia: Music Copyright Agency Vs. School Drama Club

The Slovak Performing and Mechanical Rights Society imposes a €975 fine on a high school drama club for a fundraiser ball, which included a raffle and featured songs authored and...

10 October 2012

Slovakia: Comparing the Income of Roma and Non-Roma Neighbors

Tibor Blazko translates netizens' comments on some of the issues brought up in a recent World Bank report: unemployment, safety nets and the gap in income between Roma and non-Roma...

29 June 2012

Slovakia: Teachers Call for Help in Open Letter to Education Minister

Two elementary school teachers wrote an open letter to the Slovak Minister of Education, highlighting the problems they face with their students who are “significantly maladjusted socially, [and] are almost...

31 March 2012

Slovakia: Paying More Due to Corruption in the Area of State Tenders

Tibor Blazko highlights the ongoing public debate on corruption in the area of state tenders in Slovakia.

18 March 2012

Slovakia: Corruption, Parliamentary Elections, and SMER's Comeback

The March 10 victory in the Slovak parliamentary elections is not the first one for the SMER-Social Democracy party. Formerly a communist, now a social democrat, the party's leader Robert...

14 March 2012

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

10 January 2012

Slovakia: The “Work vs Money” Dilemma

In East Slovakia, unemployed people were asked to get involved in a public flood protection project. Only four young men agreed. The rest refused, claiming that they'd be poorer if...

4 January 2012

Slovakia: Medical Doctors’ Protest

One of the most important Slovak events of 2011 was the protest of over 2,000 medical doctors employed by state hospitals; 1,200 of them (from the total of 6,500) cancelled...

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