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Slovakia / Slovak Republic / Slowakei
13 Sep 2013
Björn Steinz, n-ost
In the flat of family Matouci in one of the highrise buildings at Lunik IX. Two families are living in this flat, father Matouci explains: "I worked for 37 years and got educated under the totalitarian regime where everybody had to work. Nowadays nobody likes to give us work because of the color of our skin. Since the Velvet Revolution 1989 none of our governments we had tried to solve the Roma issue (question). My son left for the UK with his family - where he also works - after he was attacked by a bunch of skinheads who almost killed him." LUNIK IX is populated with almost 100% Roma inhabitans and in the western-central part of the city of Kosice located in Eastern Slovakia. The living conditions in Lunik IX are partly very bad and many people do not have electricity, water or gas. Some of the buildings are completely devasted.
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