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Reader feedback: Ignorance may prevail

Re: Austria afraid: Slovak unemployed to get travel benefit, Flash News, June 16, 2005

Why doesn't the Slovak government spend more money on influencing public opinion in Austria about Slovakia?

Whether it is tourism advertising or any other form, there is a clear benefit to influence as many people as possible, so they would not be susceptible to the provincial attitudes that can so easily be manipulated by protectionist politicians.

If the EU isn't treating Slovaks like first-class citizens by not allowing them to work in Austria and Germany, then Slovakia should spend some of its EU money on a public relations campaign so that the seven-year transition period [for Slovaks to work in Austria and Germany] is reduced or at least not extended.

If not, fear and ignorance will prevail in neighbouring countries.

BB, Munich,
Germany

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