9.7.2014, worldbulletin.net – Outside forces help stoke anti-Roma tension in Polish town

9.7.2014, worldbulletin.net – Outside forces help stoke anti-Roma tension in Polish town

Events in Andrychow indicate that Jobbik – snubbed even by many west European far-right parties as anti-Semitic and racist – is spreading its ideology beyond Hungary’s borders, in this case to Poland, by far the biggest and most influential ex-Soviet bloc state in the European Union.

The Roma have never got on particularly well with their neighbours in this Polish town, but they cannot remember things being as bad as they are now.

What has changed is that radical nationalists showed up in Andrychow last month in what may be start of efforts to emulate allies in the Jobbik party from Hungary, which has exploited anti-Roma sentiment there to widen its electoral appeal and become the most powerful far-right movement in eastern Europe.

Source (English language): http://www.worldbulletin.net/world/140325/outside-forces-help-stoke-anti-roma-tension-in-polish-town

 

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