SLOVAK negotiators proposed at a bilateral meeting with Hungary, that the controversial Act on Hungarians living abroad should not apply in Slovakia. "If no progress on the matter is achieved by the end of January, the Slovak government will take further steps," Prime Minister Mikaláš Dzurinda said.
Meanwhile, the Slovak Nationalist Party (SNS) has proposed that politicians from the ethnic Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) who applied for Hungarian nationality card be forced to leave parliament.
14. Jan 2002 at 0:00 | Compiled from Slovak press reports