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Despite Resignation of Slovakian Prime Minister, Thousands of Protesters Continue to Demand Justice for Murdered Journalist

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:40:33 +0000

An estimated 65,000 protesters demanding early elections gathered in the capital city of Bratislava while thousands more rallied in the streets of other cities.

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Slovak Bloggers and European Leaders Demand Justice for Slain Journalist Ján Kuciak

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 13:03:43 +0000

"Supranational law enforcement tools must be established urgently to punish the killers. Strong words won't deliver justice."

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Murder of Investigative Journalist Ján Kuciak Shakes Slovak Society

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 17:41:06 +0000

"Judging by the past affairs in Slovakia, as well as experience with similar events in the world, it is very unlikely that we have will see justice. However, in order to keep my own mental health, I remain optimist ..."

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Young Slovaks Seem to Have Higher Work Standards Than Previous Generations. Is That Good or Bad?

Mon, 08 May 2017 14:23:29 +0000

"'s not about laziness, but about human dignity if wages for work do not cover the basic costs of the workforce"

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Ex-Yugoslavs Mourn Vesna Vulović, Flight Attendant Who Survived Highest Ever Fall Without a Parachute

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:08:50 +0000

"Vesna Vulović survived a fall from 10,000 meters, but could not survive the year of 2016. :("

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A Postcard from Slovakia’s Vietnamese Community

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 02:25:45 +0000

"Even though in these neighborhoods, more Vietnamese are living, they are mostly not recognized by the municipality."

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Balkan Right-Wing Populists Gloat Over #Brexit

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:15:56 +0000

While the official reactions by most Balkan governments included expressions of guarded concern for the EU after the Brexit, Europhobic representatives of right-wing parties expressed joy via social networks.

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Resentment Against Hungary Grows After Serbia Border Clashes Injure Refugees and Journalists

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:27:15 +0000

Many expressed anger at Hungary and the European Union for their handling of the refugee crisis, including the closure of the Hungarian-Serbian border, without consulting their non-EU neighbors.

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Slovakia's ‘Batman’ Is Leading the Fight Against Illegal Advertising in Bratislava

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 11:07:05 +0000

The entrepreneur, husband and father is on a mission to destroy unlicensed makeshift billboards in the city of Bratislava, which has become cluttered with outdoor advertisements.

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Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 21:07:44 +0000

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

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European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 18:14:19 +0000

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the European Commission to draft a Directive to protect Media Pluralism and Press Freedom. The Media Initiative is running a European Citizens’ Initiative – a tool...

Right-Wing Extremist Enters Second Round of Elections for Governor in Slovakia

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:47:57 +0000

Extremist leader of the People’s Party – Our Slovakia (ĽSNS), Marian Kotleba, won enough votes on November 10, 2013, to push through to the second round of the race for governor in the Banská Bystrica region in central Slovakia. The result has come as a surprise to many in the...

One UK Suburb's Un-Neighborly Reaction to Slovakian Roma Immigrants

Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:39:10 +0000

After a wave of discriminatory statements against Roma communities in France made by French Minister of the Interior Manuel Valls, Slovakian and Romanian Roma in England are now getting the same message from authorities and neighbors. According to an article in the Guardian, Sheffield locals in an area with a high...

Hungary Criticized for Lenient Naturalization Policy

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 20:22:11 +0000

With unemployment and economic concern growing in the European Union, Hungary is among some of the EU member states being criticized by its Union neighbors for more lenient laws passed in 2011 for attaining Hungarian citizenship. Charles Richardson explains why on Crikey's blogs: Hungary has been giving some grief to...

Slovakia's Roma Communities Significantly Bypassed by Development

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:48:20 +0000

Despite Slovakia's economic growth and integration into the European Union, the majority of the country's Roma population continues to live in abject poverty, receiving little to no education.