Bilingual place names agreement


The saga of German/Slovenian place name signage has been going on in the Austrian state of Karnten for decades but it now seems to finally be coming to an end. I’ve always found the objections to bilingual signage rather odd (especially when the issue is covered in the Austrian State Treaty). The article from the Austrian Times below provides a little more detail on the agreement that been reached. I was also interested to note that at the end of the piece are stats for different minorities in Austrian and that the largest group are the 213,000 Germans.

 http://www.austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2011-04-27/32672/Bilingual_place-name_signs_controversy_settled

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