(E)(H) Croatian Language Officially Recognized in Vojvodina
From HRT Web site. English translation is my own. John Kraljic
8 May. Croatian became an official language in the Yugoslav Autonomous Region of Vojvodina. The Parliament of Vojvodina, under the presidency of Nenad Canak, passed the measure by a majority vote. Croats in Vojvodina, depending on estimates, number between 70,000 to 200,000. With 84 in favor and 4 abstentions, Croatian became one of the five official languages in Vojvodina. Representatives of the DSS Party had criticisms with respect to the renewal of the Croatian weekly, Croatian Word, which ceased publication in 1956. Nevertheless, with 85 votes in favor and 5 against the Croatian community in Vojvodina again has its own newspaper-publishing house, Croatian Word.
8. svibnja - Hrvatski je postao sluzbeni jezik u jugoslavenskoj autonomnoj pokrajini Vojvodini. Vojvodjanska skupstina, pod predsjedanjem Nenada Canka, odluku je donijela vecinom glasova. Hrvata u Vojvodini, ovisno o procjenama, ima od 70 do 200 tisuca. S 84 glasa za i cetiri suzdrzana hrvatski je jezik postao jedan od pet sluzbenih jezika u Vojvodini.
Zastupnici DSS-a imali su primjedbe na ponovno ozivljavanje 1956. godine ukinutog tjednika na hrvatskome jeziku Hrvatska rijec. No, s 85 glasova za i pet protiv hrvatska manjinska zajednica u Vojvodini od danas ponovno ima svoju novinsko-izdavacku kucu Hrvatska rijec.
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