THE HUNGARIAN MINORITY IN THE POLITICAL LIFE IN SLOVAKIA (ON EXAMPLE OF 2008) I. (GENERAL CHARACTERISTIC) (Madarska mensina v politickom zivote na Slovensku (na priklade roku 2008) I. (vseobecna charakteristika))
Consolidation of national character of state, retrograde of social atmosphere in relation to Hungarian minority continued in 2008. Henceforth the government activity was based on established legislative and international norms in area of national relationships, together with strengthening of patriotism policy and as well as consolidation of aspects which made conditions for improvement of knowledge of Slovak language at members of Hungarian minority. Negotiations between government and The National Council of Slovak Republic were relatively often devoted to the national theme. The outcome of these negotiations was production of some schemes which reforms this subject-matter, which pertained to status of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia. In 2008 these laws were approved: school law, law on name and surname, law on geographical names, law on organization of sports undertaking. In the same year discussion on the state language and law on municipal establishment were began. Discussion was done as well on criminal law and it was brought forward question on protection of republic. It was also argued about on all mentioned norms and their proposals with context of the Hungarian minority in Slovakia.
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