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Slovakia’s Hungarian minority on the agenda in Brussels

The European Parliament's committee for citizens' rights, justice and internal affairs was to look at the issue of the Hungarian minority status in Slovakia on November 5.

The discussion was initiated by German MEPs who were angered by the Slovak Parliament's resolution on the inviolability of the post-war Beneš Decrees, the Hospodárske Noviny wrote on November 5. The decrees led thousands of Hungarian Slovaks to be deported from the country.

According to an expert on EU issues, Euroactiv's Radovan Geist, even the fact that the Hungarian minority status is being debated in the European Parliament is not good for Slovakia's reputation. A bigger political problem could be if the committee adopts a resolution or a report condemning Slovakia.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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