MINELRES: Eurolang Newsletter: June 2007

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Dear Madam / Sir, 

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

Romanian President: learn Romanian or leave the country 

The whole population will be obliged to take a Romanian language exam if
the Romanian Parliament adopts a new bill proposed by the Conservative
Party. According to the draft everybody will be obliged to know the
official language of the country.  "If someone does not speak Romanian,
he or she will have to learn it, as he or she will have no other choice
if he or she wants to live in Romania”, said Dan Voiculescu, President
of the Conservative Party (PC).

More bilingual signs in Germany- but idea of German signs in southern
Denmark sparks controversy 

A new ruling by the German Ministry of Infrastructure paves the way for
more bilingual place-name signs in Germany. The areas affected by the
new rules will be the northernmost state (Bundesland) of Germany,
Schleswig-Holstein, where autochthonous Frisians, Danes and Low-Germans
live.  While bilingual signs have already been erected in many
traditional Frisian-speaking communities, there are, as yet, no signs in
Danish and Low-German. 

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