· November, 2007

Stories about Slovakia from November, 2007

Slovakia: Press Conference in a Barn

  28 November 2007

Deleted by Tomorrow reports on a good-bye press conference held inside a village barn by “the soon-to-be-former minister of agriculture”: it took Slovakia's prime minister “more than 20 160 minutes” to dismiss him – instead of the once promised three minutes.

Hungary: Open Letter to Slovakia

  15 November 2007

Pestcentric writes an open letter to Slovakia: “Last year you even had garage bands calling for the destruction of Hungary. This is just not good. It seems that being in the European Union has led you astray. Now, I know you’ve yet to fence off the Gypsies like the Czechs...

Europe: Gastarbeiter

  15 November 2007

Romanians aren't too welcome in Italy, Poles aren't too welcome in Britain. Pestcentric reviews the situation with migrant laborers from the EU's new member states.

Slovakia: Dubček's Legacy

  12 November 2007

Dr. Sean's Diary discusses about ways of looking at Alexander Dubček's legacy: “Possibly, we should think back beyond the humanism and apple pie to remember the more authoritarian impulses during the 1960s of Dubček et al to regulate pluralism and debate so as to ensure they delivered social consensus around...

Slovakia: Odious Government

  8 November 2007

Deleted by Tomorrow writes: “After the recent Polish elections Slovakia can now, unfortunately, boast the title of having the most odious government in Central Europe, led by the neo-bolshevik Smer – Social Democracy, along with two mostly cleptocratic nationalist parties as its wingmen from an asylum of politically deranged and...

Former Soviet Union: Migration Syllabus

  5 November 2007

J. Otto Pohl shares a syllabus for a Migration and Borders class that he will be teaching at American University of Central Asia in Spring 2008. Topics covered include the 1943 deportation of the Kalmyks, the expulsion of the Germans from Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII, and the 1944...