MINELRES: Eurolang newsletter: May 2006
Wed May 24 08:09:46 2006
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We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.
Frisian schoolchildren drop French in favour of Frisian
In the northernmost Frisian town of Dokkum dozens of schoolchildren have
decided to follow Frisian lessons next year instead of French.
European Parliament Intergroup demands that France ratifies the ECRML,
FCNM and that the EU intervene to protect minoritised languages
The European Parliament lesser-used language and national minority
Intergroup met in Strasbourg on Thursday with representatives from EBLUL
France, comprising Bretons, Alsacians, and Occitans, and the Association
of the French Regions. Following the meeting, Intergroup President and
Hungarian Socialist Csaba Tabajdi (PES) issued a Declaration demanding
that France ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages (ECRML) and the Framework Convention for the Protection of
National Minorities (FCNM). Furthermore, Mr Tabjadi called for the EU
to intervene to help the languages on French territory that are now
facing endangerment because of State policies that have led to serious
Germans of Slovenia demand official recognition
The umbrella organisation of the German minority in Slovenia, the
Association of German Cultural Organisations in Slovenia, has sent a
formal letter of request to the government demanding official
recognition. A copy was also sent to the Austrian embassy in Ljubljana.
The minority also appealed for Austrian government support to achieve
Huge turnout for Basque-medium schools festival in Iparralde
Big Brother clamps down on speaking Welsh
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