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Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Slovakia

Meet the young woman leading anti-corruption efforts in Slovakia

Zuzana Hlávková, age 27, is a whistleblower who exposed misuses in media campaigns for the Slovak EU Presidency.  She has just been recognized for bravery and civil activism.
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20 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Slovakia fidgets between fraternity and criticism towards Russia

President and Parliamentary Speaker gave contradictory speeches recently. The president spoke to the European Parliament about Russian misinformation campaigns, while the parliamentary speaker addressed Slavic fraternity in the Russian parliament.
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15 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Activist attacked in Slovakia

A Swedish activist of Middle Eastern origin was assaulted in Slovakia. However, the case is not isolated: he was harassed in his native Sweden as well.
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14 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Can the EU force Slovakia to stop discriminating Roma children?

If the situation does not improve, the European Commission will sue Slovakia for violating EU law. That might cost the government quite a sum.
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14 Nov 2017 Slovakia

How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s

Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
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13 Nov 2017 Slovakia

EU civil servants prefer to quit their jobs than move to Slovakia

Most likely, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will soon move to Bratislava. However, the LGBT employees of the agency are not too happy about going east.
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10 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Oligarchs get comfortable in Slovak media sector

The fact that mainstream media is now owned by financial groups and oligarchs, does not help readers consider them trustworthy.
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9 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Slovak PM silent after political blow

When Smer won six out of eight governorships in Slovakia, Prime Minister Robert Fico spoke up immediately after the results had gone public. But this year, four days after the elections, he remains silent.
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8 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Why did Slovak women ignore the #metoo campaign?

The victims of sexual harassment are often called hysterical attention whores devoid of any sense of humor. Who would dare to say “me too” to this?
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7 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Fascists weeded out during recent elections in Slovakia 

Rarely are voters this blissfully happy about the outcome on an election. The polls were far more pessimistic, and now people are pinching themselves: Is it really happening?
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6 Nov 2017 Slovakia

In Slovakia maternity leave is a risky business

Yes, Slovak law guarantees maternity LEAVE. It's the going back to work part that can be tricky.
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3 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Wanted: Teachers in Bratislava

Elementary school teachers can no longer afford to live in the capital of Slovakia. If the costs of living continue to rise and teachers’ salaries don’t, Bratislava will be looking at full classrooms with no one to work in them.
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2 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Senior care will go from bad to worse in Slovakia

Slovakia is facing a dire dearth of care facilities for elders. It is virtually impossible to find a place unless someone dies.
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1 Nov 2017 Slovakia

Ooops! Slovak fascists lost 20 million in EU funds

The fascist party is not the biggest fan of the EU. They have even initiated a petition proposing to back out of the Union. Their attitude changes only when they need money. 
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31 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Slapping a woman in labor is acceptable medical procedure?

Many women hoped that a new documentary would change the reality of the maternity wards. Now it looks like their voices do not matter.
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30 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Postal service refuses to mail fascist leaflets

Views on this issue are divided. Some praise the gesture as a step towards the containment of extremism. Some decry it as censorship.
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27 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Disability in Roma children due to incest, says Slovak Minister

Why is our Minister of the Interior putting forth an argument with no numbers to back it up?
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26 Oct 2017 Slovakia

When judges tell fairy tales about domestic violence

A former Slovak MP has been let off domestic abuse charges by a judge preaching dated myths, about how all marriages have their problems.
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26 Oct 2017 Slovakia

When work and life don't balance

Peter Kovařík, newly appointed head of Slovakia's anti-corruption office, is married to a woman employed by fascist leader Marian Kotleba.
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25 Oct 2017 Slovakia

Media mogul arrested for ordering a murder

Until not long ago, powerful and influential people seemed untouchable. But ... this latest development is encouraging a feeling that justice is possible in Slovakia.  
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23 Oct 2017 Slovakia
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