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PES deputy chair says minority rights ‘generally’ respected in Slovakia

The deputy chairman of the socialist faction of the European Parliament, Hannes Swoboda, said there is no minority discrimination in Slovakia, generally speaking.

On one hand, Slovakia has adopted many positive measures in favour of minorities, he said, in an interview with the daily Hospodárske Noviny published on November 20. On the other hand, there is SNS leader Ján Slota and his derogatory statements addressed to minorities living in Slovakia and Hungarians dissatisfied with the status of Hungarians in Slovakia.

Swoboda thinks that may problems in this area could be solved easily, such as geographic names in various languages.

He also suggests more transparent funding for Selye University in Komárno. This Hungarian institution should be funded based on a strictly objective and independent evaluation of its operation, in order to prevent any discrimination.

-SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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