MINELRES: Eurolang Newsletter: 6 - 14 December 2005

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Mon Dec 19 19:39:01 2005

Original sender: Davyth Hicks <editor@eurolang.net>

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


EBLUL and Language Boards discuss implementing language legislation
Brussel - Bruxelles, 14/12/2005 by Davyth Hicks 

The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) and
representatives from the Welsh, Irish and Swedish Finnish language
boards met in Brussels last week to discuss implementing language

Three Greek journalists found guilty of defamation of Vlach language
Florina - Lerin, 10/12/2005 by Georgios N. Papadakis 

Last Tuesday an Athens court found three Greek journalists guilty for
‘revilement’, a slightly lesser charge than libel under Greek law. They
are  the publisher Dimitris Rizos, director G. Bertsos and
editor-in-chief K. Sarrikostas of the daily newspaper Adesmeftos Typos. 
It followed a successful lawsuit filed by vice president of EBLUL's
Greek Member State Committee, native Vlach / Aromanian Sotiris Bletsas. 

International experts to be asked to call for Irish language legislation
Beal Feirste - Belfast, 09/12/2005 by Davyth Hicks 

POBAL, the umbrella organisation for the Irish-speaking community, has
called upon “international language rights experts to support the
organisation’s calls for an Irish Language Act in the north of Ireland.” 

European song contest Lavlut - Liet Ynternasjonaal moves to Swedish
Ostersund, 06/12/2005 by Onno P. Falkena 

The fourth edition of the one and only European song contest for
minority languages Liet International will be hosted by the city of
Ostersund in Swedish Samiland on the 14th of October 2006 under the name
Lavlut - Liet International. 

New police recruits may have to be able to speak Welsh
Penygroes, Cymru, 06/12/2005 by Dafydd Meirion 

A police force in Wales is looking at the possibility of insisting that
all new recruits must either be able to speak Welsh or that they are
willing to learn the language within a two year period. At the moment,
the leaders of the North Wales Police Force are looking at the legality
of insisting on this. [cy] 

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