MINELRES: Eurolang newsletter: May 2007

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Mon May 21 07:56:34 2007


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Dear Madam/ Sir, 

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


Hans Heinrich Hansen elected FUEN President 

Hans Heinrich Hansen, representative of the German minority in Denmark,
has been elected as the new president of the Federal Union of European
Nationalities (FUEN), the European national minority umbrella
organisation, established in 1947.. 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2880&Itemid=1&lang=en


“Be brave Mr Commissioner!” Leonard Orban meets the Intergroup 

Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban met with the European
Parliament's Intergroup for Traditional Minorities and Regional
Language’s last week (9th May).. 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2878&Itemid=1&lang=en


Czech Republic: German language community lacks protection 

The Germans of the Czech Republic, formerly one of the largest
linguistic minorities in Europe, have only qualified for limited
protection measures based on Part 2 of the European Charter of Regional
and Minority Languages (ECRML). 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2875&Itemid=1&lang=en


Mercator Education: call for minimum standards for education in regional
or minority languages 

The Frisian minister for education, Bertus Mulder, has called for clear
European standards for education in minority languages as an addition to
the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2874&Itemid=1&lang=en


New research shows strong support for Sardinian 

New research launched this week  entitled "The Common Sardinian
Language: a socio-linguistic study" shows strong support for the
language and that Sardinian is faring better in rural areas.
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2872&Itemid=1&lang=en


UN proclaims 2008 as Year of Languages 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2879&Itemid=1&lang=en


Scottish election result: implications for Gaelic and Scots 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2877&Itemid=1&lang=en


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Dr. Davyth Hicks 
Editor-in-Chief 
EUROLANG NEWS 
Brussels 
davyth.hicks@eurolang.net

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