Parliament adopts Croatian Language Act for first time

ZAGREB, 26 Jan (Hina) – Parliament on Friday adopted the Croatian Language Act which, for the first time in history, regulates the official and public use of the Croatian language and ensures systematic and expert care for it.

Ninety-five MPs voted for the law, 17 were against and ten abstained.

The Matica Hrvatska cultural association said the adoption of this law put Croatia side by side with the European countries which care for their languages through national legislation and that thereby the Sabor made a dream of generations of Croatian patriots come true.