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. Moreover, in the entire period in question, the highest number of successful asylum seekers were the citizens of Ukraine, Russia, or Vietnam ( CZSO 2015 , 11), countries with a long-term tradition of working migration to the Czech Republic. Taken from any point of view, one cannot rationally expect that the migrant crisis would grow to become one of the most prominent issues of Czech politics and party politics, reaching far behind the European Union (EU)-related dimension of the crisis. Public opinion surveys nevertheless show deeper concerns of Czech citizens, with

electoral gains were repeated in 2014, when the ruling coalition got 66,83% of the seats (44,87% of the votes) ( National Election Office 2014 ) under a reformed electoral system. These numbers have supplied Viktor Orbán’s party with enough popular legitimacy to undertake ambitious structural reforms, which also entailed constitutional changes. Second, whereas the first Fidesz’s administration ruled during the pre-accession period and consequently had to fulfill the strict criteria required by the European Union, the party’s second experience in power started when Hungary

potential membership of Serbia in the European Union, Preletačević as a new president would organize a referendum so that the society itself would decide on the future of Serbia – whether it should move toward the West or perhaps toward the East ( Ljubiša Preletačević …, 2017 ). What is more, Preletačević stressed that he was going to “reconcile the East and the West”, so he would maintain friendly relationships with both the president of the USA Donald Trump and the president of Russia Vladimir Putin ( Maksimović: Preletačević kao… , 2017 ; Nesvakidašnje predstavljanje

minority and regional languages Nekvapil 2010 ). The European Union strives to support and preserve them under the framework idea of “unity in diversity” ( European Parliament 2017 ), and the Council of Europe has adopted the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in 1992 (German in the Czech Republic has been covered since 2007). The different countries’ policies toward national minorities also address these issues ( Šatava 2009 ; Neustupný 2002 ). The language interests of the German minority in the Czech Republic are provided for in the constitution

the age of 18 years. Eight million of them come from Syria and Afghanistan. The vast majority of refugees, according to the statistics – 86% – live in developing regions See (accessed 2/6/2018); (accessed 2/6/2018). ; hence, Europe is faced only with a small percentage of those in urgent need. And yet it has shown itself unable to find a common approach to help that would come out of the values on which the European Union is based. Instead

Lebanese (although the trend to write fiction in Egyptian Arabic began in the 1990s and gained a considerable momentum after the Arab Spring [ Jacquemond 2016 : 358-359]). But language politics in the Arab world does not need to follow the rut travelled in Europe. A triglossia also sounds like a good idea, which the European Union of 24 official languages could also usefully consider. References Al-Jabiri, Mohammed Abed. 2009. Democracy, Human Rights and Law in Islamic Thought (Ser: Contemporary Arab Scholarship in the Social Sciences, Vol 1). London: I B Tauris, in