Slovaks Abroad Disturbed By Jobbik Gesture
The World Association of Slovaks Living Abroad (SZSZ) is perturbed about a recent incident involving Hungarian ultra-nationalist group Jobbik, when the head of the local section in Segedin, Peter Toth (ironically meaning Slovak), covered the Slovak names of streets in the town.
Toth made the gesture to protest against the Slovak language law, according to news server Teraz.sk, citing Hungarian server szegedma.hu. Head of the SZSZ Vladimir Skalsky said Slovaks in Hungary “are, unfortunately, the victim of various provocations with every real or fictive turbulence in Slovak-Hungarian relations”.
At the weekend the opposition SDKU party said it expected the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to demand a full explanation from its Hungarian counterpart, even though it itself was never outspoken towards Hungary while in power.