The latest activities of the Hungarian Guards are also harming Hungarian Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány, the Slovak Academy of Science (SAV) political scientist Juraj Marušiak told the TASR newswire on October 21.
Marušiak's comments come after almost 600 new members of the Hungarian Guard were sworn in, pledging in Budapest to protect the Hungarian nation.
According to Marušiak, it is extreme rightist activists interested in establishing their position on the Hungarian political scene who stand behind the formation of these so-called guards.
"For sure, it will worsen relations between Slovakia and Hungary, as well as Hungary's relations with other neighbouring countries," he said.
Despite the growth of the Hungarian Guard, it's not necessary for the EU to intervene, he said.
"(The EU) should only monitor the situation,” he said. “Hungarian political representatives and police authorities should also say their piece."
According to the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO) president Grigorij Mesežnikov, it will be important to see how the Hungarian government copes with the ongoing situation.
"I think that (the government) has so far clearly shown it considers the Hungarian Guards' activities to be dangerous," he said.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Oct 2007 at 15:33