MPs passed the Act on cultural rights of the ex-Yugoslav communities in Slovenia today.
50 MPs voted in favour and 27 against.
The act introduces funding of cultural programmes for members of the communities from the Culture Ministry, but no mother tounge courses in schools which was strongly opposed by the opposition.
The act applies to members of Albanian, Bosnian, Montenegrin, Croatian, Macedonian and Serbian communities who live in Slovenia.
The bill applies to Slovenian citizens from these ethnic communites, and the coalition says it implements a promise from the independence referendum and other official documents.

Photo: DZ/Matija Sušnik
Photo: DZ/Matija Sušnik