MINELRES: Articles on Eurolang: 11 - 13 October 2004

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Mon Oct 18 19:49:03 2004


Original sender: Simone Klinge <SimoneKlinge@gmx.net>


Dear Madam/ Sir,

we include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.



FATHER OF SOUTH TYROLEAN AUTONOMY RECEIVES COUDENHOVE-KALERGI AWARD
Bozen 10/13/2004 by Peter Josika

Silvius Magnago, former governor of the province of South Tyrol,
received this year's "Coudenhove-Kalergi award" in recognition of his
life long dedication to a Europe of regions.



EUROPE GETS READY FOR 'LIET' - THE THIRD ALTERNATIVE EUROVISION SONG
CONTEST
Ljouwert 10/13/2004 by Onno Falkena

On Friday the 22nd of October the Frisian foundation 'Liet' ('song' in
Frisian) is hosting the third Liet Ynternasjonaal, in Ljouwert, Fryslân.
Liet is the one and only alternative eurovision song contest in
minoritised languages.



LANGUAGE NGOS TO CALL FOR THE 'LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF ALL EUROPEANS TO BE
GUARANTEED'
Brussels 10/13/2004 by Davyth Hicks

The Basque language NGO Euskal Herrian Euskaraz (EHE) is going to the
European Social Forum in London to call for the official recognition of
all European languages and that "the linguistic rights of all Europeans
be
guaranteed".



WELSH LANGUAGE ACTIVISTS TARGET PRIVATE COMPANIES
Abergele 10/12/2004 by Huw Morgan

Members of Cymdeithas yr Iaith (The Welsh Language Society) have started
a campaign to require that businesses use the Welsh language. They want
the National Assembly to promote a new Welsh language act which would
compel private companies to use the language.



ESTONIA: NEW POLL SHOWS THAT YOUNG RUSSIAN SPEAKERS ARE NOT ENTHUSIASTIC
ABOUT LEARNING ESTONIAN
Tallin 10/11/2004 by Alexander Shegedin

A new poll has examined the Estonian state integration programme which
aims to provide Estonian language studies to young Russian speakers.
According to the poll, only 33% of Russian speakers consider that a
command of the Estonian language is essential.


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