Commercial and bureaucratic hindrances collided with an uncontrollable reality: the faith of many players.
Škripek is a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and a convinced Christian. To him, praying for a seemingly hopeless situation as there is in Syria is a logical thing to do.
“I believe that Christians have been called to shed light on what is wrong with the system”, says Slovak Christian worker Jaro Marcin.
Only 17% of the 160,000 people that the EU pledged to take in have been relocated. Intermon Oxfam has denounced Spain for not fulfilling its quota.
Slovakia and Hungary had challenged the scheme arguing the arrival of asylum seekers is a threat to their societies.
As a performer, Lupták’s repertoire speaks of the unfixed. He seems attracted to composers who explore the interstices between national identities.
“We don't have any mosques in Slovakia so how can Muslims be integrated if they are not going to like it here?” Interior ministry spokesman Ivan Metik said.