MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 13 - 16 June 2005
Tue Jun 21 18:29:06 2005
Original sender: Simone Klinge <SimoneKlinge@gmx.net>
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We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.
MEPS REACT TO EU COUNCIL LANGUAGE DECISION
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/16/2005 by Davyth Hicks
MEPs have broadly welcomed Monday’s decision by Europe's Foreign
Ministers to increase the provision for all ‘official’ European
lesser-used languages in the EU institutions, and for Irish becoming an
official and working language.
CORNISH LANGUAGE TO RECEIVE £240,000 FUNDING FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/15/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Cornish language activists have welcomed the news today that the UK
Government is providing up to £240,000 of funding over the next three
years to support Cornish language regeneration.
EUROPEAN FUNDING TO ESTABLISH LINKS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE IN WALES AND
Penygroes 6/15/2005 by Dafydd Meirion
Urdd Gobaith Cymru has received a grant of £183,174 towards a project
aimed at establishing "a joint cross-border initiative, which focuses
upon the cultural co-operation between youth agencies in Ireland and
Wales". The two movements involed are Ogras in Ireland and the Urdd in
BREAKTHROUGH IN EU STATUS FOR ‘OFFICIAL’ LESSER-USED LANGUAGES
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/14/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Following the Spanish proposal of December 2004, the European Council of
Foreign Ministers decided yesterday in Luxembourg to allow the usage of
all official lesser-used languages in European institutions. The
decision stands as a Council ‘conclusion’ and marks a breakthrough in
status for many of Europe’s lesser-used languages. It means that they
can be used at Council meetings, by the Commission, that legislation
will be translated into the lesser-used language, and that speakers can
write using their own language to EU institutions.
“YA”, A NEW WEEKLY PAPER IN BRETON
Douarnenez 6/14/2005 by Yann Rivallain
A few days after the Breton language day in Karaez, Breton speakers are
celebrating again today with the launch of a new weekly magazine in
OFFICIAL WORKING STATUS FOR THE IRISH LANGUAGE IN THE EU
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/13/2005 by Davyth Hicks
EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have unanimously accepted the
Irish Government’s proposal that official and working status be given to
the Irish language in the European Union.
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