Hungary's future: anti-immigration, anti-multiculturalism and anti-Roma?

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Abstract

Hungary has recently passed new legislation tightening asylum rules and is now building a border fence along the Serbian border to keep migrants and refugees out. Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, believes Hungary cannot cope with any immigration, as it has no experience of ‘multiculturalism’. But Hungary has always been multicultural, with Roma and other minorities making up 10-12% of the country’s citizens. Hungary needs to face up to its past and its future as a diverse nation.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationOpen Democracy
Publication statusPublished - 4 Aug 2015

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