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Smaller Slovenian Name for Bleiburg City Limits Unconstitutional

Vienna, 9 July - The Austrian Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the current layout of bilingual city limits in the Carinthian town of Bleiburg was unconstitutional, because the Slovenian name (Pliberg) is written in much smaller letters. The court said that on bilingual signs, both names have to be of equal size.

Bleiburg, Austria
Late Carinthian Governor Joerg Haider hanging the unconstitutional small Slovenian place sign below the existing German one back in 2006.
Photo: Bojan Wakounig/STA

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