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30Jun

We are all taught at a very young age that once before Hungary was much bigger than it is today, having borders stretching further in every possible direction. In this September I had the chance to travel to one of the lost regions digging a little deeper into its...

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29Jun

Poland is the most important destination state in the European Union for Ukrainian and Belarusian migrants. One of the reasons can be seen in the similarity of Slavic languages. Moreover the cultures share the same roots. Migrations have an enormous influence on the society. The integral part of the...

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28Jun

500,000 – that is a number of foreigners in the Czech Republic. Around 60,000 among them are from Vietnam. They are the third largest minority in the country. The first Vietnamese came already to Czechoslovakia where they were studying under the agreement about increasing the qualifications of the young...

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27Jun

In East-Central Europe, despite of our common roots, we are divided by so many historical traumas. We have cultural traumas in common, e.g. the German or the Soviet occupation, but there are some more we caused to each other, as the national identities of this region born, evolved and...

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26Jun

Migration crisis: billions of people breaking the borders just to live in the wealthy Western European countries. These are the strong quotes of internet media titles or even politic parties in V4. Why? Because last two years are media and people themselves fighting with the fear from terrorists, foreign...

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25Jun

Populism has always been there, but its rise has explicitly advanced lately around the world, Hungary being no exception. Populist leaders are gaining support and an increasing number of populist parties are obtaining votes, securing parliamentary seats and entering government coalitions as well as emerging as an active opposition. What...

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24Jun

With the intensifying Syrian conflict, there has been high level of violence and destruction with various parties engaging in crimes and breaking the rule of law. Rapes, sexual assaults, recruitment of child soldiers and forced displacement have become common. The conflict is not only present in Syria but has...

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23Jun

In the history of Poland there are just a few sources about Tatars. Polish Tatars came to Poland in the 14th century to be mercenaries upon the invitation of the king of Poland. 600 years ago they began to migrate to Poland in the time of the great Lithuanian...

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22Jun

Usually all the foreigners living in Slovakia tell me the same. Slovaks are a little cold at first, but when they get to know you better, they become very friendly and welcoming. So, I started thinking about this a bit more. Firstly, I started to analyse my own actions and...

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21Jun

Ethnic and religious minorities are getting attention and focus in almost all member states of European Union. The EU tries to promote the multiculturalism through different platforms in all the member states under different funds and programmes. The Visegrad Group countries are yet to improve their programmes. The region...

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