Despite opposition from certain quarters in Croatia, Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic confirmed on Wednesday that the introduction of the Serbian Cyrillic script for official use in the eastern town of Vukovar will still go ahead.
Milanovic said in Parliament today that the introduction of Serbian Cyrillic on all signs was part of the Constitutional Law on the Rights of Ethnic Minorities, and that the law was made under a Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) government. Milanovic agreed that it was a good law, with around 35% of Vukovar’s population made up of Serbian nationals. The law allows for ethnic minorities, where they made up more than a third of a city’s population, to be entitled to have their language used for official purposes. Around 20 towns in Croatia are set to adapt the Serbia Cyrillic script in an official purpose under the law.