July 21st, 1998|
The outgoing minister responsible for national minorities, Vladimir
Mlynar, has called on the new government to work up a long-term
policy strategy to help the Romany minority.
He said that without
such a strategy - which would also influence decision-making in
other ministries - any attempts to improve the position of Romanies
would be sporadic and unlikely to succeed.
He added that he hoped
the Social Democrats would put into practice the idea circulating
within the party of increasing the power and influence of the
government commission for national minorities.
successor, Jaroslav Basta, told Czech Television last night that he
broadly shared Mr Mlynar's views.