MINELRES: Articles in Eurolang, July 20-22, 2004

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Tue Jul 27 19:01:15 2004


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


Dear Sir/ Madam,

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


Sehr geehrte Leserinnen und Leser,

hiermit senden wir Ihnen kurze Zusammenfassungen der in Eurolang
veroeffentlichten Artikel.



ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK IRISH IN PARLIAMENT UNDERSCORE NEED FOR UPGRADED
STATUS 
Brussel/Bruxelles 7/22/2004 by James Fife

When Irish MEP Se?n ? Neachtain attempted to deliver his
intervention on Thursday during the debate on the election of Jos?
Barroso as President of the European Commission, he was stopped in his
tracks. The reason: ? Neachtain was speaking Gaelic. 



A LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE DAY IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: BERNAT JOAN MEP
USES CATALAN, BERTIE AHERN USES IRISH 
Barcelona and Brussels 7/22/2004 by Alexia Bos Sol? and Davyth Hicks

The recently elected Catalan independentist MEP Bernat Joan used Catalan
in the plenary session of the European Parliament held yesterday in
Strasbourg in order to request official status for the language. In
addition, Irish leader Bertie Ahern launched his speech in Irish. 



NEW MEPs ARE QUICK TO PRESS MINORITY ISSUES 
Bruxelles/Brussel 7/22/2004 by James Fife

In the first few days of the new European Parliament, a number of MEPs
from new member states have already stepped forward to place minorities
and minoritised languages at the forefront of the European agenda.



SWISS LAUNCH STUDY ON LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY 
Biel/Bienne 7/20/2004 by Peter Josika

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF/FNS) has recently commenced
work on a research study on linguistic diversity and language competency
in Switzerland.



CATALAN SPEAKER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT
James Fife in Brussel/Bruxellles 7/20/2004 

With today's election of Josep Borrell Fontelles to the presidency of
the European Parliament, that body acquires its second consecutive
leader representing a lesser-used language community. 






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