His goal was the destruction of the Slovene national sentiment among Carinthian Slovenes and their assimilation first into "Windischer" and then into Germans. I don`t want to assimilate anyone. I am perfectly happy with Hungarians in Slav lands staying Hungarians.
If he wanted "ethnic purity" he was welcome to cede the Slav populated areas to Slovenia.
The reason so many right wing politicians and parties do well in Austria is because they really never dealt with their past (WWII). They always tended to hide behind Germany and or play victims themselves "because the Anschluss" was somehow a forced thing (apparently nobody supported it there) by their fellow Adolf Hitler (himself from Austria).
Then your pan-Slavism is lacking. When your sense of affinity is based on ethnic relatedness, there can be no complete indifference regardless of anybodies "behaviour".
Depends on what you mean by "pan-slavism".....I'm a Russophile first and foremost.
I don't have time for little russophobic statelets who never got over the demise of the Austro-Hungarian empire
Also it's next to impossible to have fraternal feelings towards people who consider the Italians and Austrians closer to them than their ex-countryman and who use every opportunity they get to cause you harm.
You are wrong. They care more than Serbs and Croats care about their kin in Bosnia.
Maybe.....I don't know enough about it
One day the 'rain' will come and wash all the scum off the streets
I seldom pay attention to slovenia n their politics, sorry for that, so this took me by surprise...
President: Danilo Turk
Leftist former diplomat Danilo Turk won the presidential runoff elections in November 2007 ahead of a government-backed conservative.
Mr Turk garnered 68% of votes compared with the 32% gained by his rival, former prime minister Lojze Peterle.
Mr Turk has spent most of his career abroad. He was Slovenia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1992, when the country gained international recognition, until 2000, when he became an assistant to the then UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. He returned to Slovenia in 2005.
The role of president is largely ceremonial, but carries authority in defence and foreign affairs.
Slovenia against the Proposed Hungarian Constitution.
Several Slovenian political parties have voiced harsh protest over the proposed new Hungarian constitution, which they believe excludes ethnic minorities in Hungary with a wording making them part of the Hungarian nation. Such assimilation attempts are unacceptable, they point out.
According to the senior coalition Social Democrats (SD) and the opposition Democrats (SDS) and People's Party (SLS), striking minorities out from the constitution is a grave violation of European standards and a number of international treaties.
On Tuesday, the SD pointed at the 1995 Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of the Council of Europe (CoE) and other minority protection documents of the CoE, EU, UN and the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).
Slovenians who live in Hungary and have Hungarian citizenship are still ethnic Slovenians and the same goes for other national minorities in the country, the SDS meanwhile stressed in a press release yesterday. The party urged the authorities in Hungary not to pass such constitutional changes in their vote expected in mid-April.
The SLS said in a press release on Wednesday that the proposed constitutional changes, expected to step into force on 1 January 2012, were against all that the EU is based on and believes in, adding that such a move was "indecent" for a country that is currently at the helm of the EU.
According to SLS president Radovan Zerjav, a response by the Slovenian government is not enough and the Slovenian members of the European Parliament should also raise their voice.
The new wording is not only an internal matter of Hungary but directly touches upon all its neighbouring countries and nations with national minorities in the country, wrote Zerjav, who believes Hungarians will realise this does not lead to a friendlier coexistence of nations and will acknowledge the minorities and their rights.
Some 3,000 Slovenians live in Porabje, an underdeveloped region in the south-west of Hungary. The minority is struggling with a lack of funds and unresolved issues regarding the use of the Slovenian language in schools, official institutions and the media.
Post by TsarSamuil on Aug 17, 2011 12:40:16 GMT -5
The Bilingual Sings of Good Relationship.
DAILY NEWS, 17 Aug / By STA
Prime Minister Borut Pahor attended the main ceremony honouring the erection of first additional German-Slovenian signposts in the province of Carinthia in line with the new Austrian law on minorities, labelling it a day of "tolerance, peace and good neighbourly relations".
"Today we are sending a message that we will focus on the future with the benefit of our people in mind. We will solve the present and future challenges together. We respect the political, national and every other difference between us," Pahor said in his address at the ceremony in Austria's Klagenfurt.
The ceremony, also attended by Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, marked the start of the implementation of the agreement on German-Slovenian town signs which was reached in April between the Slovenian minority and Austrian authorities and which envisages bilingual city limit signs in 164 localities in Carinthia.
Pahor added that the implementation of Article 7 of the 1955 Austrian State Treaty, which also safeguards the Slovenian minority, was an important signal for Slovenia.
"This does not mean that Article 7 has become obsolete, but the action of the Austrian authorities is action in the right direction," said the Slovenian prime minister.
Faymann meanwhile pointed to the diversity of Carinthia, including the bilinguality. "We are proud of Carinthia and its diversity. It can serve as an example for the entire Austria."
While he noted that the issue of bilingual city limits had been accompanied by hatred and fear in the last 50 years, Faymann stressed that every relationship needed a firm basis, mutual respect and the feeling that everybody is equal.
The ceremony was also attended by Minister for Slovenians Abroad Bostjan Zeks, Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger, and representatives of the Slovenian minority in Austria and of the Carinthian authorities.
Pahor and Faymann also attended the erecting of the first sign in Bad Eisenkappel/Zelezna Kapla. Pahor said that this was a milestone coming upon the 20th anniversary of Slovenia's independence. "This is not the end of the path, but a beginning, a beginning in the right direction."
The Austrian chancellor said that today was a "special day for Carinthia and a special day for Austria," adding that everybody should be as proud of their language as they were proud of their national costumes.
The erection of the signs was also welcomed by representatives of the National Council of Carinthian Slovenians (NSKS), a Slovenian minority organisation, and the Carinthian Unity List (EL), the only political party of the minority.
NSKS president Valentin Inzko said in a press release that this was a day of joy for all places which will get bilingual signposts, and Carinthian Unity List head Vladimir Smrtnik welcomed the "historic event for the entire Slovenian community".
The agreement on the signs, which also settles issues of minority education funding and the status of Slovenian as an official language in certain municipalities in the province, was brokered on 26 April after years of unsuccessful efforts.
The new arrangement encompasses the 91 settlements already included in a decision from 1977, as well as Bleiburg and Ebersdorf, where signs were erected by decree of the Constitutional Court.
LJUBLJANA, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Slovenia began its parliamentary elections on Sunday which witnessed tens of thousands of eligible voters flocking to polling stations throughout the country.
More than 1.6 million people are expected to cast their votes during the one-day general elections, which is the seventh of its kind since Slovenia declared independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1991.
Seventeen political parties in Slovenia and the two constitutionally recognized minorities, the communities of Hungarian and Italian, in the country, will strive for the 90 seats in National Assembly.
Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk dissolved the country's parliament on Oct. 21 after the government of Prime Minister Borut Pahor was ousted in a failed confidence vote on Sept. 20, and there were no proposals for new prime minister-designate from parliament.
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White Cossack: Who's the best state leader currently?
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TsarSamuil: Viktor Orban?
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Gopnik: from leader's POV, i'd say Kim Jong Un as in north korea he is not forcing any pics of himself nor making a shit ton of songs praising him unlike his dad and grandfather, but instead he is attempting to get the nation out of the shithole it is in today.
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