The city committee of Subotica, a city in northern Serbia and near Hungary, settled on Thursday to revise the City Resolution to consider the presentation of the Bunjevci as the fourth authority language, alongside Serbian, Hungarian and Croatia.
Croatian Unfamiliar and European Issues Pastor Gordan Grlić Radman said the drive was “not in that frame of mind of good-friendly relations,” and approached the pertinent bodies in Serbia to rethink the choice.
“The Bunjevci vernacular isn’t a language. It has a place with the new Stokavian-Ikavian tongue, it is one of the vernaculars of the Croatian language. The Bunjevci nation in Hungary are likewise a sub-ethnic gathering who call their language Croatian,” Grlić Radman told correspondents after a bureau meeting. It would be a break of the commitments of two-sided and peaceful accords on minority privileges, featured Radman.
In a dissent note, the unfamiliar and European undertakings service said that “starting such drives wouldn’t add to additionally improving and reinforcing reciprocal relations between the two nations, and it isn’t as per nor in that frame of mind of EU guidelines or great friendly relations.”
The choice was likewise gone against by the delegates of the Majority rule Collusion of Croats in Vojvodina (DSHV).
The most vital phase in assigning Bunjevci as an authority language will be the development of a commission to draft a bill correcting the Rule. (Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)