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Speaker of Slovak Parliament says Language Act is not against minorities

The Speaker of Slovak Parliament, Pavol Paška, responded to a letter from his Hungarian counterpart Katalin Szili on July 2 in which she had voiced concern over the changes to the law on state language that Slovak parliament passed on Tuesday, June 30, the SITA newswire reported.

The Speaker of Slovak Parliament, Pavol Paška, responded to a letter from his Hungarian counterpart Katalin Szili on July 2 in which she had voiced concern over the changes to the law on state language that Slovak parliament passed on Tuesday, June 30, the SITA newswire reported.

The Slovak speaker of parliament assured Szili that the bill on state language which regulates usage of state language, namely the Slovak language, does not represent a sophisticated attack on ethnic Hungarians or any other minority living in Slovakia. Paška is doing his best to eliminate tensions that have arisen following the adoption of the amendment in Slovak parliament, SITA wrote.

He and culture minister Marek Maďarič, who drafted the bill, invited ambassadors of the European Union and the US in Slovakia to meet so the essence of the bill can be explained to them. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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