Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

SNS launches referendum petition to make Slovak the official administrative language

The Slovak National Party (SNS) is petitioning for a national referendum to make Slovak the exclusive administrative language in Slovakia, with Slovak National Party (SNS) chair Ján Slota putting the first signature on the petition after a meeting of the party’s presidium on April 11, the TASR newswire reported. This initiative is apparently a response to the amendment to the Act on the Use of Minority Languages that is before the Slovak parliament. For the petition to be successful, SNS must collect at least 350,000 valid signatures.

The Slovak National Party (SNS) is petitioning for a national referendum to make Slovak the exclusive administrative language in Slovakia, with Slovak National Party (SNS) chair Ján Slota putting the first signature on the petition after a meeting of the party’s presidium on April 11, the TASR newswire reported.

This initiative is apparently a response to the amendment to the Act on the Use of Minority Languages that is before the Slovak parliament. For the petition to be successful, SNS must collect at least 350,000 valid signatures.

SNS launched the campaign in Nové Zámky in Nitra Region as Slota said he thinks this region is currently under more insidious Magyarisation than it was in the late 19th or early 20th century. "We will organise the petition all over Slovakia ... Let snowmen speak snowman at home, but in official communication every citizen should speak the state language, that is Slovak," Slota said as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

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

Old Market Hall will host Christmas Bazaar on Sunday

One of the events which presents diplomatic communities residing in Slovakia to the wider public is the traditional Christmas Bazaar, which focuses on gastronomy and charity.

Christmas Bazaar 2016

Messerschmidt created most of his character heads in Pressburg

Bratislava will name a square after the prominent artist

A replica of one head from the series Character Heads by F. X. Messerschmidt; ownership of the Slovak National Gallery

Blog: The wanderer returns home

The places you visit, people you befriend, experiences that leave their mark, they all become a part of you.

Go east for real morality, Jean-Marc Barr says Photo

The French American actor/director, who plays in a Slovak co-production film, said during a recent visit to Bratislava that eastern Europe, and other eastern countries still have what America has already and what…

Jean-Marc Barr during IFF Bratislava 2017