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, said he believed the changes did not go far enough.

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: The Gale targets corruption, cabinet officially prolongs curfew

Slovakia learned about biggest corporate taxpayers, the president signed laws changing the minimum wage and 13th pensions. Read the latest news overview.

Mobile testing units were built in the Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov

Storm transforms into Gale. More judges and an influential businessman detained

The police raid related to corruption in Bratislava courts.

Businessman Zoroslav Kollár (l) was brought to NAKA.