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Ethnic Slovaks in Hungary complain about minority rights says ÚSŽZ

The Bureau for Slovaks Living Abroad (ÚSŽZ) wants to see just representation of the Slovak minority among Hungarian commissioners, the individuals who will be conducting Hungary’s upcoming census, the TASR newswire was told by the ÚSŽZ spokesman, Ľudovít Pomichal, on April 4. Pomichal spoke in reaction to statements made by ethnic-Slovaks living in Hungary who he said view their situation in Hungary as critical due to the loss of their native language and rapid erosion of their national identity.

The Bureau for Slovaks Living Abroad (ÚSŽZ) wants to see just representation of the Slovak minority among Hungarian commissioners, the individuals who will be conducting Hungary’s upcoming census, the TASR newswire was told by the ÚSŽZ spokesman, Ľudovít Pomichal, on April 4.

Pomichal spoke in reaction to statements made by ethnic-Slovaks living in Hungary who he said view their situation in Hungary as critical due to the loss of their native language and rapid erosion of their national identity.

Though Hungarian authorities boast of having excellent minority policies, Pomichal said ethnic-Slovak representatives in Hungary have complained that their rightful claims are not being financially covered and their needs are being ignored, with the state more often than not even violating the status quo.

For that reason ÚSŽZ stated that it looks forward with great interest in seeing how many people claim Slovak nationality during the upcoming census.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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