MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 1-3 March 2005

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Mon Mar 7 09:02:48 2005


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


Dear Madam/ Sir,

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



COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND MRG HOST TRAINING SESSION IN MONITORING THE
FRAMEWORK CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES  
Penygroes 3/2/2005 by Dafydd Meirion

Language pressure groups have received training so that they can keep an
eye on governments to ensure that they keep within the Council of
Europe’s Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities
to which they have signed up to. 


WELSH WEEK IN BRUSSELS
Brwsel 3/2/2005 by Davyth Hicks

Bwrdd Yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Board) as part of Wales Week
in Brussels, and representing the Network of Language Boards, hosted a
seminar looking at funding and cooperation for minoritised languages in
the EU on Tuesday. The seminar is part of a larger programme organised
by the Welsh government discussing Welsh contemporary thinking and views
on Europe. 


MARI PEOPLE - VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REVENGE 
Brussel / Bruxelles 2/3/2005 by Davyth Hicks and Johan Haggman

The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and the Unrepresented Nations
and Peoples Organisation (UNPO) have reported that the Finno-Ugric Mari
people of Russia are currently suffering severe discrimination with
reports of beatings and deaths. The attacks were prompted by the
Presidential elections in December, in which the ethnic Mari put their
support behind their own candidate, Mikhail Dolgovia. When the elections
were won by incumbent Leonid Markelov, officials in the republic began a
campaign of intimidation against the Mari. 


RESTRUCTURED EBLUL MEETS IN BARCELONA 
Brussel / Bruxelles 1/3/2005 by Davyth Hicks

EBLUL met in Barcelona over the weekend to hammer out its new structure
and projects and to elect a new President and Board. 



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