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Haider's Latest Idea on Bilingual Signs Met with Disapproval

Klagenfurt, 25 August - The announcement of Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider that city limit signs in the Austrian border province of Carinthia will be only monolingual from now on, with additional smaller signs in Slovenian placed below the main sign, has triggered numerous negative responses in Slovenia and Austria.

Austria, province of Carinthia, Bleiburg/Pliberk.
Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider (left) and Carinthian Councillor for Transport Gerhard Doerflerin (right) adding a small Slovenian place sign below the existing German one.
Photo: Bojan Wakounig/STA

Austria, province of Carinthia, Bleiburg/Pliberk.
Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider adding a small Slovenian place sign below the existing German one.
Photo: Bojan Wakounig/STA

Austria, province of Carinthia, Bleiburg/Pliberk.
Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider (behind the sign) adding a small Slovenian place sign below the existing German one.
Photo: Bojan Wakounig/STA

Austria, province of Carinthia, Bleiburg/Pliberk.
Carinthian Councillor for Transport Gerhard Doerflerin (left) and Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider (right) adding a small Slovenian place sign below the existing German one.
Photo: Bojan Wakounig/STA

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