MINELRES: Publications in 2009-2010 of Slovak State Language Law

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Collection of international press publications in the field of languages
rights in 2009-2010 with special regard to the question of the Slovak
State Language Law. 


AUSTRIA

DER STANDARD
09.02.2010.
Budapest zahlt die Strafe
http://derstandard.at/1263707098659/Sprachenstreit-Ungarn-Slowakei-Budapest-
zahlt-die-Strafe


BULGARIA

SOFIA ECHO
08.02.2010.
Hungary to pay language fines
http://sofiaecho.com/2010/02/08/854779_hungary-to-pay-language-fines


COUNCIL OF EUROPE

COUNCIL OF EUROPE - COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
VIEWPOINT
25.01.2010.
Language rights of national minorities must be respected - their denial
undermines human rights and causes inter-communal tensions
http://www.coe.int/t/commissioner/Viewpoints/100125_en.asp


EUROPEAN UNION

EUOBSERVER.COM
10.07.2009.
The Slovak language law is discriminatory and restrictive
http://euobserver.com/9/28440

EURACTIV.COM
10.07.2009.
German MEP slams Slovak language law
http://www.euractiv.com/en/culture/german-mep-slams-slovak-language-law/article-
183982

EUROPEAN DIALOGUE
OSCE Envoy Proffers 'Advice' On Language Law
http://eurodialogue.org/osce/OSCE-Envoy-Proffers-Advice-On-Language-Law

EUROTOPICS
03.07.2009.
New Slovakian language law goes too far
http://www.eurotopics.net/en/archiv/results/archiv_article/ARTICLE53420-New-
Slovakian-language-law-goes-too-far

SECRETARY OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S LEGAL OFFICE
15.01.2010.
Slovak Act on the use of the state language
Informal comments on the draft implementation provisions
http://www.fuen.org/press/pdfs/20100115_SK__Language_Law.pdf


EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

PRESS RELEASE, EPP GROUP, MICHAEL GAHLER
09.07.2009.
New Slovak language law does not comply with European standards
http://www.eppgroup.eu/press/showpr.asp?
PRControlDocTypeID=1&PRControlID=8669&PRContentID=15018&PRContentLG=en

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION (2008/2225(INI))
24.03.2009.
European Parliament resolution on Multilingualism: an asset for Europe
and a shared commitment
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2009-
0162+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN&language=EN

SPEECH ON THE PLENARY SESSION, EUROPEAN CONSERVATIVES AND REFORMIST
GROUPS, LAJOS BOKROS
24.11.2009.
http://www.ecrgroup.eu/speech-on-the-plenary-sesion-of-the-european-parliament-
on-the-slovak-language-law-speeches-9.html


FRANCE

HU-LALA
17.02.2010.
"Dialogue de sourds" sur la loi linguistique slovaque
http://www.hu-lala.org/?p=5727


INTERNATIONAL

EARTHTIMES - DPA
09.02.2010.
Hungarian doubts remain over Slovak language law
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/308364,hungarian-doubts-remain-over-
slovak-language-law.html

RISKANDFORECAST
17.02.2010.
Slovakia's Language Law: The Clash of Insecurities
http://riskandforecast.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/slovakias-language-law-the-
clash-of-insecurities/

MERCATOR
24.09.2009.
Hungarian-Slovak language law led to European multilingualism debate in
Fryslan
Language Scientists formulate advice for European multilingualism policy
http://www.mercator-research.eu/news/press/090921%20Hungarian-Slovak%20language%
20law.pdf 


OSCE

HIGH COMMISSIONER ON NATIONAL MINORITIES, PRESS RELEASE
03.09.2009.
Statement by OSCE Minorities Commissioner on Slovakia's State Language
Act
http://www.osce.org/hcnm/item_1_39377.html

HIGH COMMISSIONER ON NATIONAL MINORITIES
22.07.2009.
Opinion and Recommendations on National Minorities on amendments to the
"Law on the State Language of the Slovak Republic"
http://www.hacusa.org/languagelaw/osce_opinion_072209.pdf 


SLOVAKIA

SLOVAK SPECTATOR
25.01.2010.
Venice Commission visits
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/37710/2/venice_commission_visits.html

SLOVAK SPECTATOR
08.02.2010.
Hungary to pay language fines
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/37840/2/hungary_to_pay_language_fines.html

SLOVAK SPECTATOR
09.02.2010.
Lajcak and OSCE Commissioner discuss State Language Act
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/37887/10/lajcak_and_osce_commissioner_disc
uss_state_language_act.html

SLOVAK SPECTATOR
15.02.2010.
Inter-ethnic relations are sore spot in Slovak society
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/37913/2/inter_ethnic_relations_are_sore_sp
ot_in_slovak_society.html

SLOVAK SPECTATOR
24.02.2010.
Protest in Komarno against State Language Act ends without incidents
http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/38049/10/protest_in_komarno_against_state_
language_act_ends_without_incidents.html


SWEDEN

THE LOCAL
01.07.2009.
Swedish becomes official 'main language'
http://www.thelocal.se/20404/20090701/


SWITZERLAND

TAGBLATT
13.02.2010.
Bratislava straft, Budapest zahlt
http://www.tagblatt.ch/aktuell/international/tb-au/Bratislava-straft-Budapest-
zahlt;art141,1492820


UK

BBC NEWS
02.09.2009.
Protests over Slovak language law 
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8232878.stm

THE ECONOMIST
30.07.2009.
Language rows between Slovakia and Hungary
http://www.economist.com/displayStory.cfm?story_id=14140437

EU REPORTER
28.09.2009.
Slovakia's Controversial Language Law 
http://www.eureporter.co.uk/story/slovakias-controversial-language-law

BBC NEWS
19.03.2010.
Slovak President Gasparovic sends back patriotism law
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8577338.stm


USA

UPI
20.09.2009.
New Slovak language law irks Hungarians
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/20/New-Slovak-language-law-irks-
Hungarians/UPI-95561253428951/

HHRF.ORG
12.10.2009.
George Pataki: the Slovak language law is undemocratic
http://www.hhrf.org/hhrf/index.php?oldal=406


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