MINELRES: Eurolang articles: 5 - 10 March 2005

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Sun Mar 13 18:53:01 2005


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


Dear Madam/ Sir,

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

 
AUSTRIA: HAIDER AND FPÖ TO BOYCOTT CONSENSUS CONFERENCE ON BILINGUAL
SIGNS 
Biel/ Bienne 3/10/2005 by Peter Josika

Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel has called a second so-called
“consensus conference” on the issue of bilingual signs in Southern
Carinthia for March 13th. Jörg Haider and the Carinthian Freedom Party
(FPÖ) announced that they will not participate. Schüssel has responded
that the conference will take place anyway.


EU CONSTITUTION TO BE TRANSLATED INTO WELSH, BUT NOT OTHER UK LANGUAGES 
Brussel / Bruxelles 3/10/2005 by Davyth Hicks

Plaid Cymru Euro-MP Jill Evans has welcomed the news that the proposed
EU Constitution will be translated into Welsh. A formal announcement
came yesterday from UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in a response to a
parliamentary question tabled by the party's UK parliamentary leader
Elfyn Llwyd MP. However, the British government has no plans to
translate the Constitution into any of the UK's other indigenous
languages. 


AGREEMENT WITH MIRANDA CITY COUNCIL PREVENTS CLOSURE OF CULTURAL CENTRE
Cangas, Galiza 3/10/2005 by Alexandre Giráldez

The Miranda do Douro City Council will guarantee the survival of the
Mirandese traditional culture centre Sons da Terra (Sounds of the Earth)
by buying a “considerable” amount of its production of books and CDs.
The agreement avoids the likely closure announced by Sons da Terra. Sons
da Terra works on the recovery of Mirandese traditional songs. 


INTERGROUP TO SUPPORT ACTION AGAINST MARI OPPRESSION
Strassburg/ Strasbourg 3/10/2005 by Simone Klinge

Today’s session of the European Parliament Intergroup for Traditional
National Minorities, Constitutional Regions and Regional Languages
resolved to support resolute action against the recent physical attacks
on journalists and politicians of the Finno-Ugric Mari people in the
Mari El Republic of the Russian Federation. 


GERMAN GOVERNMENT DEFENDS DANISH MINORITY 
Brussel / Bruxelles 3/5/2005 by Brigitte Alfter

The Danish minority party plays a key role in the make-up of the
government for the northern German province of Schleswig-Holstein. This
has lead to attacks against the minority party and minority rights. The
minority commissioner of the German government has now intervened with a
press release.


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