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Visit of representatives of the Austrian Centre for Ethnic Groups

Strasbourg - Permanent Representative of Slovenia to the Council of Europe Ambassador Damjan Bergant received the representatives of the Austrian Centre for Ethnic Groups on 16 February 2012.

Ambassador Bergant presented the work and activities of Slovenia at the Council of Europe, particularly in the area of national minorities, while representatives of the Centre presented current activities regarding the national minorities in Austria, with emphasis on the reform of ethnic group law and implementation of the Constitutional Court rulings on bilingual signs and official language. Implementation of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities was also discussed.

The delegation of the Centre has met also with the members of the European Parliament in the framework of the Intergroup for National Minorities.