MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 25 - 30 June 2005
Thu Jul 7 08:59:33 2005
Original sender: Simone Klinge <SimoneKlinge@gmx.net>
Dear Madam/ Sir,
We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.
We would also like to inform you about the following news: Luxembourg
ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages on 22
June 2005 without specifying the language(s) for which it has ratified.
HUNGARY: NEW MINORITY LEGISLATION GOES TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT FOR FINAL
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/30/2005 by Davyth Hicks
The Hungarian Parliament has supported new proposals that will bring
about important changes in the Hungarian legal framework affecting the
life of national and ethnic minorities. Hungarian President Mr Ferenc
M└dl presented the proposed legislation to the Constitutional Court last
Friday, they must now give it their seal of approval before it becomes
MACEDONIAN MINORITY IN BULGARIA LAUNCH EU CAMPAIGN
Florina/Lerin 6/30/2005 by Georgios N.Papadakis
OMO Pirin, a political organization of the Macedonians in Bulgaria, is
planning to launch an information "offensive" aimed at European and
international institutions in an attempt to achieve recognition for the
large Macedonian minority before the country's entry into the European
Union, scheduled for 2007.
SOCIALIST AND NATIONALIST VICTORY GIVES NEW HOPE FOR GALICIAN LANGUAGE
Cangas 6/29/2005 by Alexandre Gir└ldez
The alliance between the Galician section (PSdG) of the Spanish
Socialist Party (PSOE) and the Galician nationalist Bloque Nacionalista
Galego (BNG) will rule Galiza for the next four years. The election has
given new hope for a change in a linguistic policy that during the 16
years of Manuel Fraga's government (conservative Partido Popular) has
seen a sharp decline in the numbers of Galician speakers. (also Galician
SWISS UPPER HOUSE INTRODUCES "LATINO QUOTA"
Biel/ Bienne 6/29/2005 by Peter Josika
In a landmark decision the Swiss Upper House (St─nderat) has passed new
legislation giving priority to French, Italian and Romansh speakers
ahead of German-speaking Swiss whenever new government positions are due
to be filled.
LANGUAGE DEBATE DOMINATES IRISH MEDIA
Belfast 6/25/2005 by Eoghan O Neill
Despite the Irish language being somewhat neglected by journalists and
commentators in Ireland in the past, it is at present one of the hottest
topics in the media. The campaign for official status for the language
in Europe, the cost of implementing the Official Languages Act, and the
decision to affirm the Irish language name of a popular holiday resort
as the sole official name, are presently the stuff of much controversy
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