Patriotism Act could cost Slovakia around €1 million

Based on the recently approved Patriotism Act, Slovak schools of all kinds and levels would have to have a flag, the state symbols and the Constitution’s Preamble in every classroom. However, the Education Ministry will not cover the costs of these items, the Sme daily wrote on March 4.

Based on the recently approved Patriotism Act, Slovak schools of all kinds and levels would have to have a flag, the state symbols and the Constitution’s Preamble in every classroom. However, the Education Ministry will not cover the costs of these items, the Sme daily wrote on March 4.

The Education Minister Ján Mikolaj admitted he did not know how large the flag should be or exactly how the symbols should be, not to mention the technological details of playing the Slovak anthem every Monday morning.

If signed by Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič, it would take effect on Apríl 1. The Sme daily wrote that costs for one flag could be from €20 to €38 per one classroom and wrote that municipalities would need to finance the costs of new act which Sme estimated to be from €638,000 to €1.21 million in total. Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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