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.
In mid-January 2014 we undertook a research trip to Banská Bystrica surroundings to focus on implementation of law on social assistance in material need that will come into force in June 2014. We did not select the municipalities accidentally but with special attempt to cover places with low, average, and high electoral success of Marian Kolteba. Although our trip focused mainly on implementation of the social regulation with regard to Roma minority, we have tried to explore why Kotleba was so successful.