Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Berényi criticises Slovak government

The current ruling Slovak government is not fulfilling most of the recommendations of European institutions including the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), according to the leader of the extra-parliamentary Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), József Berényi. His comments came during a meeting with Joseph Daul, chairman of the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament, the TASR newswire reported.

The current ruling Slovak government is not fulfilling most of the recommendations of European institutions including the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), according to the leader of the extra-parliamentary Hungarian Coalition Party (SMK), József Berényi. His comments came during a meeting with Joseph Daul, chairman of the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament, the TASR newswire reported.

“The Slovak governing coalition has not committed to drawing up a comprehensive law on the protection of minorities, even though there are people’s parties represented in the government [i.e. the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) and the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH)],” said Berényi, as quoted by TASR.

Berényi criticised the inactivity of the ruling coalition in fulfilling its promise to scrap the changes to the State Citizenship Act adopted by the last government in the wake of Hungary’s declared intention to grant citizenship en masse to ethnic Hungarians living abroad.

“Due to the law a number of people have lost their Slovak citizenship,” Berényi said.

Source: TASR

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

Top stories

Night life in Bratislava will not end

Councillors for the Old Town adopt new opening hours for pubs, night clubs and restaurants.

Cvernovka's creative talents celebrate first open day at new premises Photo

Bratislava's art and design ateliers from the old yarn-making factory open their doors on May Day.

New premises for Cvernovka

How social networks can earn you a ticket to Germany

Can a status on a social network change someone’s life? Yes, if you write humorous stories about a fictive German ambassador.

Assaf Alassaf (r) talked about his life and his book in Bratislava

New investor to create 500 jobs in Nitra

A company following the Jaguar Land Rover carmaker to Nitra plans to create 500 new jobs and invest €17 million.

Tha Jaguar Land Rover draws also other investors to Nitra.