Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Changes to status law not enough for Slovaks

The Hungarian parliament received the approval of Hungarians living abroad for changes to the controversial status law that gives members of Hungarian minorities in other countries special rights. However, the changes are not enough to satisfy Slovak objections to the law.

Even the leader of the co-ruling Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK) in Slovakia, Béla Bugár, believed that the changes did not go far enough.

"On the basis of statements [Slovak prime minister] Mikuláš Dzurinda has made until now, I do not think he will be enthusiastic about the amended law," he said.

The law is intended to encourage Hungarian minorities in other countries to study in Hungarian and feel part of a greater Hungarian community.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Crisis ends in Danko’s defeat

Education minister steps down following Fico’s call, Danko not ruling out he might leave politics.

Former education minister Peter Plavčan and PM Robert Fico on July 24.