The government has come to a consensus over the revision to the Language Act, whereby some fines will remain in place, but will only be used as a last resort and they will not be directed at citizens. The news was announced by culture minister Daniel Krajcer today, 24 September.
Krajcer commented that a “theme that has traumatised society for several years has now been resolved, at least on a government level”. The new law should see the removal of pointless restrictions, while protecting the national language.
Regarding the fines, the Ministry says it will only enforce them in cases where some information is for the public or on issues of health, safety and protection of private property, and then only in exceptional cases. The maximum fine is set at EUR 2,500.