Italian Court Rejects Complaint against Monolingual IDs

Trieste, 28 June - The administrative court of the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia has rejected a complaint by a political party of ethnic Slovenes against the decree of Italian Interior Minister Claudio Scajola which allows four bilingual Trieste municipalities to issue Italian identity cards apart from bilingual, Italian-Slovene IDs, which have been the standard so far, the Italian press reports on Friday. The Slovene Community (SSk) has announced an appeal to state council in Rome, a body in charge of administrative disputes.

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