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Slovak far-right party opens office in Prague

Prague, Czech Republic – The Slovak far-right party ‘People’s Party our Slovakia’ (LSNS) has opened a new office in Prague.

Last week, the neo-Fascist party of Marian Kotleba announced on its website that it had just opened its “consulate” in the neighbouring Czech Republic’s capital.

“We care about Slovaks living beyond the borders of our homeland”, the party said regarding the launch of its new Czech bureau.

“It is an honour for us to have such an official representation in Prague”, LSNS MEP Milan Uhrík commented, praising the good and friendly relations between the two neighbours and urging Slovaks to visit the office, learn about their work and get promotional material.

The new LSNS office is located in the center of Prague, in the headquarters of the Czech far-right extra-parliamentary Workers’ Party of Social Justice (DSSS), chaired by Tomáš Vandas.

Slovaks are estimated to be the second-biggest foreign-born community in the Czech Republic (after Ukrainians), with more than 120,000 of them currently living in Prague or other Czech cities for work or studies, according to the Czech statistical office.

The level of support for Kotleba’s party among Slovak expatriates in the Czech Republic remains unclear, however, considering Slovaks are forced to travel back to their country to cast their ballot on election day.

Headed by Kafkadesk's chief-editor Jules Eisenchteter, our Prague office gathers over half a dozen reporters, editors and contributors, as well as our social media team. It covers everything Czech and Slovak-related, and oversees operations from our other Central European desks in Krakow and Budapest.