Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Slovenia
26/05/2010: The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the third report on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Slovenia. The report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts which monitors the application of the Charter.
On the basis of this report, the Council of Europe urges Slovenia to improve the possibilities to use Hungarian and Italian in the provision of public services, in economic and social activities, as well as in relations with the State administration.
The Council of Europe also calls on Slovenia to apply the Charter to German, Croatian and Serbian, in co-operation with the speakers.
Furthermore, the teaching of the Romani language and Roma culture should be developed at all appropriate stages.
In general, the Council of Europe sees a need for Slovenia to intensify measures to raise public awareness of the regional or minority languages covered by the Charter in Slovenia.
Full text of the report and the Committee of Ministers’ recommendations
Further information can also be found on the Charter's website (www.coe.int/minlang), or by contacting the Charter Secretariat (Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 31 86)