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Row over bilingual signs in Austria

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Row over bilingual signs in Austria


The dispute over bilingual signs continues in the Austrian province of Carinthia. The local governor, Jorg Haider, gave in to pressure from the constitutional court and added new signs to satisfy the local Slovenian minority. But they are a fraction of the size of the German ones.

So while travellers can read the German signs from a distance, it is unlikely that any would be able to read the Slovenian name except from close up. The disparity between the size of the signs is expected to spark another constitutional dispute.

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