Czech towns call for more experts in the fight against extremism

01-06-2009

A seminar on extremism in Prague has indicated that many Czech towns and municipalities would welcome advice from experts on how to fight extremism, the ctk news agency reported on Monday. Some of the mayors present suggested the Interior Ministry should have an expert on extremism on its staff who would advise them how to legally ban extremist events. Past attempts to do so have frequently been overturned by courts of law, on the grounds that they are poorly justified. The Interior Ministry is currently preparing a manual to help municipalities cope with extremist activities.

The former government of Mirek Topolánek approved a strategy to fight growing extremist in early May, and the Interior Ministry is currently in the process of setting up a team of experts to fight extremism.