MINELRES: Eurolang newsletter, July 2008

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Dear Madam/ Sir, 
We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.


�Regional� languages recognised as �part of France�s heritage� 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3087&Itemid=1&lang=en

The clause that �Regional languages are part of France�s heritage� will
be included in Article 75 of France�s Constitution following a vote in
the Senate yesterday. The Senate�s decision followed a second vote last
week in the National Assembly calling for the introduction of the
clause. The move has been given a qualified welcome by �regional�
language supporters, with the NGO EBLUL calling for France to go the
extra mile and ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages.


Welsh gains new status in EU
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3086&Itemid=1&lang=en

The use of Welsh on the international stage took a major step forward
last week following a decision by the European Union Council of
Ministers. They have decided that in future, Ministers will be able to
speak in Welsh when representing the UK at the Council of Ministers and
have their words translated simultaneously. Citizens will also be able
to write in Welsh to office holders at the Council. 


Basque Government passes decree to increase the use of Euskara in shops  
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3084&Itemid=1&lang=en   

Last Wednesday, the Spanish Basque government passed a decree to
increase the use of Euskara in shops.


EBLUL to hold PfD 2008 in Gdansk, Poland        
http://www.eblul.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159&Itemid=1    

EBLUL will hold PfD 2008, the Partnership for Diversity, in Gdansk,
Poland from 11th to 13th September. 


Festimanif
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=65&Itemid=46&lang=en

Demonstration and music festival for Breton culture, Saturday 20th
September, Nantes, Brittany.


Council of Europe Conference on the 10th anniversary of the European
Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=2636&Itemid=53&lang=en

17th October, Lulea, Sweden. Held in conjunction with the Liet Lavlut
song contest http://www.liet-lavlut.eu/


The 12th Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) 
�Endangered Languages and Language Learning,� 24�27 September,
Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, Fryslan 
http://www.mercator-research.eu/conferences/2008-september-24-27


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Bonne vacances -  dy'goelyow da.

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