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The second annual
The second annual "Light in the Darkness" (Lúč z tmy) award ceremony in Slovakia, organized by Romani figures and organizations, will be broadcast live on ROMEA TV from Bratislava at 19:00 CET on 22 November 2019.

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Slovakia: Thousands protest Kotleba and clerical fascism in Bratislava

7.3.2016 23:40 Slovak Police say more than 1 000 people assembled today in the center of Bratislava before marching through the streets of the capital to protest the ultra-right party of Marian Kotleba, the People's Party Our Slovakia (LSNS), which scored gains in parliamentary elections this past weekend. The march was gradually joined by others and organizers estimate it reached between 2 000 and 3 000 people by the time it ended.  full story

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Slovakia: Antifascists try to block neo-Nazi march celebrating WWII-era fascist state

Bratislava, Slovakia, 14.3.2015 21:49, (ROMEA) Approximately 150 neo-Nazis marched today through the center of Bratislava to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the creation of the fascist Slovak State. The same number of their opponents gathered for an assembly organized by the "Nazi-Free Bratislava" initiative on Slovak National Uprising Square; police arrested one antifascist activist.  full story

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Slovakia: International conference on the Romani issue

Bratislava, Slovakia, 18.9.2014 19:49, (ROMEA) Roughly 130 experts from several continents have come to Bratislava to discuss the Romani issue. Those invited include guests from Argentina, Brazil and the USA.  full story

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Slovak capital distances itself from the Fascist past with a flag and a march

Bratislava, Slovakia, 19.3.2014 15:43, (ROMEA) On 14 March a flag featuring a crossed-out Nazi swastika flew over the office of the mayor of Bratislava to symbolize that the Slovak capital is a city of peace and tolerance. The flag was flown all weekend.  full story

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Slovakia: Former municipal cop gets nine years for murdering three Romani people

Bratislava, Slovakia, 28.3.2013 1:22, (ROMEA) A court in Slovakia today sentenced former municipal police officer Milan Juhász to nine years in prison for shooting to death three people and injuring two others last year in the southern town of Hurbanovo. The court also ordered him to undergo psychiatric treatment.  full story

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videoSlovakia: MPs, Mayor of Bratislava unable to block neo-Nazi march

Bratislava, Slovakia, 16.3.2013 22:13, (ROMEA) Approximately 100 demonstrators did not manage to blockade a march today by promoters of the ultra-right who gathered in Bratislava on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the creation of the fascist Slovak state. Around 200 followers of the ultra-right Slovak Solidarity association (Slovenská pospolitost - SP) met in front of the office of Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič after 14:00 to march through the streets of Bratislava to the grave of wartime leader Jozef Tiso at the Martinský Cemetery. Tiso was sentenced to death for war crimes and executed in 1947.  full story

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Slovakia: Blockade of Neo-Nazi march in Bratislava tomorrow

Bratislava, Slovakia, 15.3.2013 16:28, (ROMEA) On Saturday 16 March a non-violent blockade of a neo-Nazi march will take place in Bratislava. The blockade will start at 14:00 on Náměstí SNP.  full story

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Demonstration in Bratislava: Roma reject welfare, want work

Bratislava, Slovakia, 6.3.2013 17:50, (ROMEA) The TASR press agency reports that about 70 Romani people gathered today in Bratislava in front of the headquarters of the Labor Ministry for a protest march organized by the extra-parliamentary Romani Union Party in Slovakia (Strana romské unie na Slovensku - SRÚS). Protesters demanded the government ensure them a dignified life and jobs.  full story

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Slovak PM rejects response to his criticism of national minorities

Bratislava, Slovakia, 4.3.2013 23:10, (ROMEA) Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico defended himself today against criticisms prompted by his recent statement about "extortion" of the state by national minorities. In an interview for the newspaper Új Szó, he said his words had not been understood correctly .  full story

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Klaus family's secret police past fuels graffiti in Prague

Prague, 11.2.2013 17:42, (ROMEA) TV Nova reports that the building of the PORG academic high school in Prague, run by Václav Klaus, Jr, the son of the outgoing Czech President, has been spray-painted with red stars, a swastika, and the initials Š. M. According to the TV Nova report, the vandal was evidently responding to an article published in the Saturday edition of the Czech daily Lidové noviny reporting that Štefan Miština, the father-in-law of President Klaus, was a high official in the secret political police of the Slovak state during WWII and personally participated in the persecution of Jewish people.  full story




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