nedelja, avgust 22, 2004

Law on Public Use of Slovene enters into force

The Law on Public Use of Slovene that was passed on 15 July entered into force on 20 August. The law mandates the use of the Slovene language in public places and in public administration, with the only exceptions being in areas with multiethnic characters, principally the multiethnic Slovene and Italian areas on the coast and the multiethnic Slovene and Hungarian areas in the northeast, as well as in instances where another language must be used due to international agreements.

Enforcement of the law will be charged to an inspection service, which will have the ability to issue fines to individuals or corporations for violations [STA / 20.08.04 /
V veljavo stopa zakon o javni rabi slovenščine].