MINELRES: Articles in Eurolang, July 27-28, 2004

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Dear Sir/ Madam,

We include a brief summary of the articles published in Eurolang.


Chers Mesdames et Messieurs,

par la présente nous vous envoyons des brefs résumés d'articles
publiés en Eurolang.





LANGUAGE ACTIVISTS OCCUPY LOCAL RADIO STATION IN PROTEST AT LACK OF
WELSH  
Abergele 7/28/2004 by Huw Morgan

Eleven members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language
Society) were arrested and later released after they occupied the
studios of a local radio station in west Wales which they say only
provides a limited service in the Welsh language.



NEW CATALAN TV CHANNEL LAUNCHED IN ALGUER, SARDINIA
Alexia Bos Solé in Barcelona 7/28/2004 

Next week a new local TV channel called 'Catalan TV' will start
broadcasting in Alguer (Sardinia), becoming the first TV channel
broadcasting in Catalan to the Catalan speakers on the island. 'Catalan
TV' is a private initiative which will start broadcasting six hours per
day, 50% in Catalan and 50% in Italian. 



RUSSIAN-SPEAKING SCHOOLCHILDREN FROM LATVIA GAIN SUPPORT IN STRASBOURG 
Alexander Shegedin in Tallinn 7/28/2004 

A delegation of Russian speaking school-children from Latvia have
returned from Strasbourg, where they protested against proposed Latvian
school reform with anti-reform placards near the European Parliament
(EP) building on Wednesday last week. The reform plans a switch of
Russian-speaking medium schools to mostly Latvin as the language of
instruction (60% of school lessons) from 1 September 2004. 



SPANISH MINISTERS CONTINUE TO SUPPORT EU OFFICIAL STATUS FOR CATALAN,
BASQUE AND GALICIAN 
Alexia Bos Solé in Barcelona 7/28/2004 

On Monday, the Spanish Secretary of State on European Affairs, Alberto
Navarro, announced that he will intend to ask for the official
recognition at European level of Catalan, Galician and Basque languages.
The Spanish government will make the formal request once Ireland makes
the request for Irish. 



PLAID CYMRU PUTS PRESSURE ON FOREIGN SECRETARY TO GIVE STATUS TO WELSH
IN EUROPE  
Abergele 7/27/2004 by Huw Morgan

Plaid Cymru, the Welsh national party, will put pressure on the British
Foreign Minister Jack Straw to give Welsh official Treaty language
status within the European Union. Representatives of the party will meet
Mr Straw in the next few weeks but before then they have started a
campaign to make him support the language in Europe before the
referendum on the European constitution. 




 

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