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16 September 2008

Slovakia: NGOs say European Investment Bank risks backing human rights abuses by financing motorway

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16 September 2008

[PDF] Letter to the EIB regarding the social and environmental impacts of financing for sections of the D1 motorway in Slovakia

Author: Friends of the Earth-CEPA / CEE Bankwatch Network, signed by 13 other NGOs

If the EIB [European Investment Bank] decides to finance…[the project] it will directly contribute to the violation of international conventions related to fundamental human rights and the environment…Act 669/2007 on One-off Extraordinary Measures in...

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10 October 2007

Reporting on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by the Largest Listed Companies in Eleven Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries Improves; Third-Time Comparison with Peers in BRIC and Ukraine

Author: Partners for Financial Stability (PFS) Program

[Survey of social & environmental reporting by companies in Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania. Results compared with companies in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Ukraine]

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2 April 2007

Short List Selected for 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards

Author: International Finance Corporation (IFC)

The Financial Times and IFC today announced the short list of banks nominated for the 2007 FT Sustainable Banking Awards... [The] diverse nominees reflect the rising importance of sustainable banking around the world, especially in the emerging markets...

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6 March 2007

U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices 2006: Slovak Republic

Author: U.S. State Department Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

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Article
23 February 2007

EU to highlight gender pay gap ahead of Women's Day

Author: Lucia Kubosova, EUobserver

The European Commission is planning to present a report...[on the] pay gap between men and women in the EU...[T]he biggest differences - 20 to 25 percent - in salaries paid to male and female workers have been recorded in Cyprus, Slovakia, Estonia,...

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23 February 2007

Sixty-four percent of Roma say they have suffered workplace discrimination, finds survey of Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia

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23 February 2007

The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma From Employment

Author: European Roma Rights Centre

[E]xplicit, open and unconcealed racial discrimination against Roma is a fact in hiring procedures in [Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia],...[a new report published by European Roma Rights Centre says]...A stunning 64% of all Roma...

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23 February 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Glass Box: Exclusion of Roma from Employment" [see in particular chapter 2.2, pgs. 26-28, "Employers"]

Author: European Roma Rights Centre

Research based on interviews with 402 working-age Romani individuals [and with 43 employers]...[shows that] many companies in the five countries surveyed have a total exclusion policy regarding employment of Roma...[The researchers found it difficult...

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12 January 2007

UN to promote responsible business practices in new European Union members

Author: United Nations

The United Nations, which has consistently pushed for a code of corporate social responsibility in private sector companies, ranging from responsible globalization to promoting human rights and fighting corruption, has launched an initiative to embed...

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