Concern for language equality
We advocate the strengthening and consistent exercise of the language rights of the Slovenian language community in neighbouring countries and the rights of speakers of the Slovenian language as one of the official languages in the European Union and international institutions. We ensure that the same rights are guaranteed to minorities, as provided by the Constitution, and facilitate the preservation and revitalisation of the languages of other language communities and of immigrants. We support the development of Slovenian sign language and Slovenian Braille. Where necessary and reasonable, we enable communication and the provision of information in other languages.
We wish to encourage foreign language speakers to learn Slovenian and are pleased to note that there has been a growing interest in learning Slovenian as a foreign language (Slovenian is taught as such in Ljubljana and at many foreign universities). On the other hand, knowledge and use of the Slovenian language are obligatory for all those who wish to professionally engage in public and official communication or those employed in language-sensitive jobs.