Hungarian Foreign Minister Lászlo Kovács within several days is to offer Bratislava an amended version of Budapest’s controversial status law, hoping to bring an end to a squabble with Slovakia over the issue.
Following a statement from European Commissioner for Enlargement that the status law was not in line with EU standards, Kovács called the measure “slapdash, patchwork”, and said it was a troublesome inheritance from the previous government of Viktor Orbán.
The law remains controversial because it offers financial and cultural advantages to ethnic Hungarians living on the territories of other countries in the central Europe region, thus infringing against their sovereignty.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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17. Dec 2002 at 15:19