Display of Directional Signs in Minority Languages Referred to a Second Reading in the Slovak Parliament

Parliament referred to the second reading of an amendment to the Minority Language Act, which would allow directional signposts to be displayed in languages of national minorities in those settlements where at least 15 percent of the populations have declared themselves members of the given group(s) in the past two consecutive censuses.

György Gyimesi (OĽaNO), author of the amendment, has stated that the measure serves to expand minority rights and visual bilingualism. However, the Híd-Most party and the Hungarian Community Party (MKP) disagree, holding that the amendment’s wording allows for broad interpretation thereby potentially threatening existing language rights, rather than expanding them, depending on how it is interpreted and by whom.

Source: (www.ujszo.com, September 21, 2021)

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