“A bill on the implementation of collective cultural rights of ethnic groups from the former Yugoslavia in Slovenia put forward by the coalition SMC and the opposition Left, has opened a debate on all minorities in Slovenia and their rights, the newspaper Dnevnik says in Monday’s commentary.

The presentation of the bill last week prompted the German-speaking community in Slovenia to point to their rights and opened a debate on the protection of the few members of the Italian and Hungarian communities living on the border on the one hand, and all other groups, including Croats, Serbs, Jews and the Roma, on the other.

The balance of the hierarchy that was once established among the many communities based on political rivalry, historical colonial pacts, wars, genocide, emigration and racism, has now been somewhat shaken by the immigrants from former Yugoslavia – Albanians, Bosnians, Montenegrins, Macedonians, Serbs and Croats, the paper suggests.” (Slovenia Times)