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Slovak organisations told to vacate Slovak House in Mlynky

THE FIGHT over the Slovak House in Mlynky (Pilisszentkereszt) in Hungary ended in defeat for the village's ethnic Slovak residents on April 29, when the local government ordered Slovak organisations to vacate it, the SITA newswire wrote.

THE FIGHT over the Slovak House in Mlynky (Pilisszentkereszt) in Hungary ended in defeat for the village's ethnic Slovak residents on April 29, when the local government ordered Slovak organisations to vacate it, the SITA newswire wrote.

Marta Demjénová, chairwoman of the Slovak minority self-government, said she was disappointed with the decision, lamenting that the local government "wouldn't budge an inch" in negotiations. She said it will be impossible to cooperate with it in the future.

According to Demjénová, local representatives told her that the Slovak minority could use the house if she signed a set of conditions, including giving three months' notice about plans to use the premises and turning in the keys after each use.

"I couldn't sign that, as it would have amounted to a death sentence for the Slovak House," she stated.

She said the minority is turning to the Slovak ambassador to Hungary for advice and may also ask Prime Minister Robert Fico to intervene. But in the meantime, it is unsure about where to house the Slovak organisations. One plan is to build a new Slovak House, she said.

The local government in Mlynky first ordered the organisations from the Slovak House in March. In mid April, representatives of the minority went to Bratislava to meet Prime Minister Fico, who said expelling them would be a departure from the Hungarian policy of respecting minority rights.

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