21-12-2002

In this week's Insight Central Europe, we look at the question of why so many of the most talented and best-educated Slovaks prefer to live in the Czech Republic. The European Union has just invited ten candidate countries to join - what happens next? And referendums on joining the EU in those countries may not prove plain sailing: we learn what the Polish government is planning to do to encourage the Poles to vote 'yes'. In Hungary an advertisement in which a Santa Claus visits a school and removes his outfit to reveal he is a Romany has caused some controversy. Those are just some of the subjects covered in this week's Insight Central Europe.