MINELRES: Eurolang News: June 2008

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Wed Jun 18 17:40:26 2008


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Dear Madam/ Sir, 

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


Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity to launch in Brussels 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3069&Itemid=1&lang=en

On 11th June the new Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) will
be launched in Brussels. The NPLD has been established to work for the
promotion and development of Europe’s less widely used languages. 


EBLUL to hold PfD 2008 in Gdansk, Poland 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3066&Itemid=1&lang=en

EBLUL will hold PfD 2008, the Partnership for Diversity, in Gdansk,
Poland from 11th to 13th September. This year’s forum topic will be
‘Language Policy and the Regions in Europe’. 


Welsh and Basque MEPs call for co-official status for their languages in
the European Parliament 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3068&Itemid=1&lang=en

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans is launching an appeal for individuals and
institutions in Wales to support moves to make Welsh a co-official
language in the European Parliament. It comes as the UK and the Welsh
Government discuss Welsh usage in the Parliament with a decision
expected by the end of June. 


Sorbs demonstrate in Berlin 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3067&Itemid=1&lang=en

The Sorbs held their first demonstration in Berlin last week (29th May)
to call against a reduction in government grants for Sorbian
institutions in Saxony and Brandenburg. 


Out now! The first Irish language mobile phone, TomToms in Basque and
iPhones in Catalan 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3065&Itemid=1&lang=en

Leading electronics manufacturer Samsung have announced the launch of a
high-end mobile phone, called the Tocco, which will have options to view
the menus and do predictive texting in Irish, as well as many other
European languages.. Meanwhile some enterprising Catalan activists have
made Apple’s iPhone available in their language and Basque volunteers
have launched a Basque-speaking car navigation (TomTom) system.


Armans’ National Day celebrated in Bucharest 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3063&Itemid=1&lang=en


Funds announced to promote Welsh language publishing 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3064&Itemid=1&lang=en


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EUROLANG NEWS
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