If we should name one label most attributed to Andrej Kiska by media, it would probably be “politically inexperienced”, in both positive and negative sense. On one hand, people do not know much about his political positions and that is why they may lack a reason to vote for him. On the other, some of them claim that it is better to vote for a candidate from whom they do not know what to expect rather than for the current Prime Minister Robert Fico, from whom they do have some expectations, but mostly not very good ones.
In less than a week, Slovaks will in a run-off election choose a new president. Fico or Kiska? In terms of the candidates' approach to Slovak national identity and the issue of nationalism, a lot can be said on Fico's account.
With the situation in Ukraine escalating and the world getting more and more concerned about what has been going on, Hungary has some extra worries. As Ukraine’s neighboring country, its political leaders have to pay attention to the Hungarian minority living on Ukraine’s territory. According to Wikipedia there are approximately 156 thousand people of Hungarian origin living in the area of Transcarpathia. Observing the development of political situation in Ukraine, Hungary has been preparing for an influx of refugees.
We have another nice piece into the mosaic of the new political movements in the Czech Republic. How they communicate; what their goals and policies are; whom do they represent…The following interview was not authorized by the interviewed MP. We have tried to get an authorization several times, but nobody has replied our e-mails and calls. Nevertheless, we have decided to publish the interview in its whole as it is of value in showing how the movement attracts its electorate and how it builds up its argumentation and policies as such.