MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 19-20 April 2005

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Thu Apr 28 14:23:21 2005


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


Dear Madam/ Sir,

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


NEW REPORT CRITICIZES LACK OF IRISH LANGUAGE USAGE IN EDUCATION AND
ADMINISTRATION 
Baile Atha Cliath 4/20/2005 by Eoghan O Neill

The recent publication by Ireland's Language Commissioner of his first
annual report has created controversy around the issue of Irish in the
classroom. The office of An Coimisinéir Teanga (Language Commissioner)
was set up in 2004 to monitor the compliance of public bodies and
government departments with the Official Languages Act, 2003. The Act
aims to increase the quality and quantity of services provided by the
state through the medium of Irish.


IRISH-MEDIUM SCHOOL OPENS IN LIATROMA (LEITRIM)
Baile Atha Cliath 4/20/2005 by Eoghan O Neill

The decision of Irish Education Minister Mary Hanafin to recognise an
Irish-medium school in County Leitrim has opened a new chapter in Irish
language education. Leitrim has for long been the only one of the 32
counties not to have a single Irish-medium school.

 
WELSH LANGUAGE SOCIETY TO GAIN FROM MULTI-MILLIONAIRE'S WILL
Penygroes 4/20/2005 by Dafydd Meirion

A wealthy Welsh landlord has left the major share of his estate to four
Welsh organisations. The main beneficiary of London-based Howel Vaughan
Lewis’ estate is Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language
Society). Mr Lewis was born near Tregaron in west Wales but moved to
London in the 1950s. He died in March 2004. 


SURPRISE RESULTS IN THE BASQUE ELECTIONS 
Barcelona 4/19/2005 by Alexia Bos Solé

The Basque elections, held last Sunday (17th April), came up with
several unexpected surprises. 


EBLUL GREECE: LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY OF THE GREEK PART OF
MACEDONIA MUST BE RESPECTED AND NOT "BULLDOZED" 
Athens 4/19/2005 by Georgios N. Papadakis

The linguistic and cultural diversity of the Greek part of Macedonia
must be respected and not be "bulldozed" for political reasons. This is
the position of the Greek Member State Committee (Greek MSC) of EBLUL,
towards the so-called "Nimitz Proposal" which aims to resolve the name
dispute between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. 



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