Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Hungary referendum - useful academic resources

A referendum related to the European Union's migrant resettlement plans was held on 2 October 2016. it was commonly referred to as the kvótanépszavazás or kvótareferendum (quota referendum) in the Hungarian media. While an overwhelming majority of voters rejected the EU's migrant quotas, turnout was too low to make the poll valid.

Here are some useful sites for beginning research

The Hungarian National Election office has the results (in English) . It includes nationwide and regional data.
Most news services are offered in Hungarian only. However,
Magyarhirlap newspaper has an English language section where you can look at recent articles.

For background information on Hungarian migration policy.
try these respources: 

About Hungary gives the Hungarian viewpoint for an English speaking audience it includes press releases and background information relating to the recent referendum
The EU immigration portal has links to the key Hungarian government policies and legislation on immigration
IOM has background information and data  on policy and the current trends in Hungary
European Migration Network has data from Department of European Cooperation in the Ministry of Interior. It also has research studies on the impact of specific policies on labour/ integration in different countries


compares a number of indicators in different countries giving some insight into experiences of immigrants there

Hungarian Demographic Research Institute has some papers on population trends and immigration.
Migration to the Centre focuses upon the impact of the EU policies of migration and integration in Central European Countries

The European website on integration from the European Commission has details of policy plus links to Hungarian language legislation, policy assessments and papers covering migrants and immigration..

Monday, 3 October 2016

Columbia referendum rejects peace - read more

Voters in Columbia have recently held a referendum and rejected the Farc peace deal
For background resources on the peace process see our earlier posting

For up to date information on the referendum try these sites.
Columbia report  this is an independent news service it also summarises other publications in English
Official results from the High Elections Commission.
FARC response.

Yes campaign
supported by the president.
Twitter campaign peace for columbia was attracting foreign supporters. 
Consult the English language website Tweet for Peace to see examples from the Campaign.

No campaign
supported by former president Uribe (explanation by COHA blog)

Recent polls
El Tiempo september 1st
El Tiempo - september 13
El Spectador September 14
Polimetrica September 15-20
Ipsos21-25 September
Polimetrica 25-26 September