Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SNS and HZDS reject Smer textbook proposal

The two junior members of the governing coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) and the Slovak National Party (SNS), have both rejected Prime Minister Robert Fico’s proposal to resolve the dispute about how geographical names should be written in textbooks for pupils from ethnic minorities.

The two junior members of the governing coalition, the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS) and the Slovak National Party (SNS), have both rejected Prime Minister Robert Fico’s proposal to resolve the dispute about how geographical names should be written in textbooks for pupils from ethnic minorities.

Neither of the two parties intends to support the amending proposal from Fico’s Smer party to the Education Act, according to which textbooks should contain geographical names in Hungarian, followed by their equivalents in Slovak. HZDS are insisting on only Slovak names, while SNS leader Ján Slota told the SITA newswire that his party does not plan to vote for Smer proposal either.

"Prime Minister Fico announced that everybody would vote for himself or herself," said Slota. He did not say what the SNS would do if Smer adopts the change with help from the opposition. SITA

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

Top stories

Crematorium in Bratislava is an architectural revelation Photo

Those who have experienced farewells in other crematoria know what makes it special. Now the best work by the architect Ferdinand Milučký is getting a monograph

Crematorium in Bratislava by architect Ferdinand Milučký

What kind of expectations do some Slovaks have for world leaders?

Among EU member states, opinions of the United States declined in all but two — Poland (which makes some sense) and Slovakia (which does not).

Donald Trump

Crates and boxes. Slovaks discover new ways of grocery shopping

Farmer’s boxes are gaining customers in Slovakia as people slowly become more conscious about quality and the origin of the food they eat.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between January 19 and January 28, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Scandi 4