MINELRES: Eurolang articles, August 16-20, 2004

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Original sender: Simone Klinge <simone@eblul.org>


Dear Madam/ Sir,
 
We include a brief summary of the articles published in Eurolang.
 

Chère lectrice/ cher lecteur,
 
par la présente nous vous envoyons de brefs résumés d'articles
publiés sur Eurolang.
 
 
 
 
LAST MINUTE EFFORTS TO AMEND LATVIAN SCHOOL LAW
Brussel/ Bruxelles 8/19/2004 by James Fife

Just a fortnight before a new law requiring that 60% of the school
curriculum in Latvia be taught in Latvian, the parliamentary group Human
Rights in United Latvia is seeking to amend the law. 



PUBLIC PROTEST AGAINST PROHIBITION OF SORBIAN AT A HOME FOR THE DISABLED

Brussel/ Bruxelles 8/19/2004 by Simone Klinge

An open letter has been sent this week to the abbess of the convent St.
Marienstern in Upper Lusatia protesting against the prohibition of
Sorbian at one of the convent's home for disabled. 



FIRST BASQUE TELEVISION STATION ONLINE 
Bruxelles/ Brussel 8/19/2004 BY Simone Klinge

The first Basque television station broadcast on the internet,
www.euskaraz.tv, has been set up by the company Grupo Proyeccíon based
in Bilbao. The station broadcasts all programmes in Basque, with the aim
of promoting the language over the world wide web. 



GERMAN MINORITY STRUGGLES NOT TO BE DROWNED IN NEW WAVE OF REFORM 
Copenhagen 8/17/2004 by Brigitte Alfter

The Danish government is currently drafting a major structural reform of
municipalities. The aim is to build larger entities. However, this will
weaken the political representation of the German minority in southern
Denmark. The Germans are requesting guarantees for continued influence
in any new structure.



ESTONIA'S SECOND STATE REPORT ON NATIONAL MINORITIES: RICH IN DETAIL BUT
POOR ON COMMITMENTS 
Tallinn 8/16/2004 by Alexander Shegedin

Estonia presented its second report on the FCNM in July. In comparison
with the first report, the second one is more detailed. These
improvements may be connected with a list of important questions sent in
by the Consulting Committee. However, the Government continues to reduce
almost all problems of national minority integration to Estonian
language training of non-Estonians. 


 
 
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