MINELRES: Eurolang Newsletter, March 2009

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Sat Mar 28 17:47:40 2009


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


Victory in the European Parliament as MEP coalition overturns
Multilingualism report 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3154&Itemid=1&lang=en

In a surprise move an alternative multilingualism report was passed at
Plenary in the European Parliament today led by a coalition of MEPs,
Maria Badia (PES), Ignasi Guardans (ALDE) and Mikel Irujo (EFA-Greens),
and backed by the language NGO EBLUL. The alternative resolution
overturned the controversial report tabled by Vasco Graca Moura (EPP),
winning by 335 votes to 279 with 69 abstentions.


Council of Europe publishes second report on regional languages in
Austria 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3150&Itemid=1&lang=en

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers published the second report
on the situation of regional languages in Austria on Monday (16th
March). This report has been drawn up by a committee of independent
experts which monitors the application of the European Charter for
Regional or Minority Languages. 


Liet International 2009: call for contestants 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3149&Itemid=1&lang=en

Liet, the lesser-used language song contest,  has put out a call for
contestants for the 6th Liet International in Ljouwert, Fryslan. The
event will be held on Saturday October 31st 2009 in the Frisian capital
of Ljouwert (Leeuwarden).


Catalans march in Brussels for self-determination 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3148&Itemid=1&lang=en

Up to 10,000 Catalans marched through Brussels on Saturday 7th March to
call for self-determination for their country. The march, organised by
various civil society groups under the platform of  ‘Deu mil a Brusellas
per l’autodeterminacio’, ended with calls for an independence referendum
and to deal with the problems facing the Catalan language.


EURAC, Council of Europe national minority consultation 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3153&Itemid=1&lang=en


European Parliament Intergroup: launch of Dialogue Forum and book on
linguistic and national minorities 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3152&Itemid=1&lang=en


ICML XII: language use and new technologies 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3151&Itemid=1&lang=en


European Parliament study on Multilingualism recommends EU reinstates
support for EBLUL 
http://www.eurolang.net/index.php?
option=com_content&task=view&id=3146&Itemid=1&lang=en


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Davyth Hicks

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