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Should Ukraine Allow Minorities to Study Their Mother Tongue

As a Bulgarian citizen and as a follower of events concerning Bulgaria and Bulgarian culture I learned that Ukraine’s Parliament (the Verkhovna Rada) approved a bill on September 5 that “restructures Ukraine’s education system and specifies that Ukrainian must be the main language used in schools, rolling back the option for lessons to be taught in other languages,” as ABC News reported. Continue reading

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Hungarian Prime Minister to resign? Finally!!!

Today Hungarian Prime Minster Ferenc Gyurcsany proposed to resign. Hardly will there be anyone following the situation in Hungary who finds this news a bad one. For the last five years, that is, the period of his leadership of the country, all he’s had was bad impact – ridiculous and tragicomic speeches, confession of having lied to win the elections, imposing very high taxes which drove businesses out of the country, and probably other flawed decisions made. As far as I remember, his scandalous confession led his party to sustain a significant loss in the then upcoming local elections – not a single big city won and the opposition right party of Fidesz having taken an almost entire control of the country’s local governments.

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