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Brussels won’t touch Decrees resolution

The European Parliament's committee for citizens' rights, justice and internal affairs voted on November 5 that it would not deal with the Beneš Decrees or Slovakia’s Hungarian minority.

The committee discussed the Slovak parliament’s resolution on the inviolability of the post-war Beneš Decrees and Slovakia's alleged deteriorated attitude towards its Hungarian minority, the Hodspodárske Noviny daily wrote on November 6. But it did not adopt any official document condemning or punishing Slovakia.

Though the discussion was mainly initiated by German MEPs, they did not attend the meeting, leaving their Hungarian colleagues and politicians from the Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), which represents the Hungarian minority in Slovakia, on their own.

The Slovak MEPs said most MEPs voted to reaffirm the inviolability of the Beneš Decrees, which forced thousands of ethnic Hungarian Slovaks out of the country after the Second World War. The Czech deputies supported the Slovaks in the discussion.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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