And it is not because issues concerning human rights and democratic values do not concern the oldest EU member states.
Hungary is seeking “illiberal democracy” while anti-Roma and anti-Semitic rhetoric is rife. Slovakia has been criticised by the United Nations as regards its treatment of Roma as second-class citizens. The Baltic States deny full citizenship rights to a considerable part of their Russian-speaking population.
But how the former communist countries have reacted to the efforts m...

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