09 January 2011

Counting Rusyns and Ukrainians together in Slovakia?

Rudolf Chmel, Slovakia's Deputy Prime Minister for Human Rights and National Minorities, tells the English-language Slovak Spectator that his government is proposing counting Rusyns and Ukrainians together, when enforcing minority language rights:

"Considering the Ruthenian minority, we propose counting them together with the Ukrainians for the purposes of minority language usage, which would mean that even the town of Humenné would become officially bilingual."

You can find the complete interview here.

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