Articles in Eurolang http://www.eurolang.net
Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Jul 28 13:55:23 UTC 2004
Dear Sir/ Madam,
We include a brief summary of the articles published in Eurolang.
ATTEMPTS TO SPEAK IRISH IN PARLIAMENT UNDERSCORE NEED FOR UPGRADED STATUS
Brussel/Bruxelles 7/22/2004 by James Fife
When Irish MEP Seán Ó Neachtain attempted to deliver his intervention on
Thursday during the debate on the election of José Barroso as President of
the European Commission, he was stopped in his tracks. The reason: Ó
Neachtain was speaking Gaelic.
A LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE DAY IN THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT: BERNAT JOAN MEP
USES CATALAN, BERTIE AHERN USES IRISH Barcelona and Brussels 7/22/2004 by
Alexia Bos Solé and Davyth Hicks
The recently elected Catalan independentist MEP Bernat Joan used Catalan
in the plenary session of the European Parliament held yesterday in
Strasbourg in order to request official status for the language. In
addition, Irish leader Bertie Ahern launched his speech in Irish.
NEW MEPs ARE QUICK TO PRESS MINORITY ISSUES
Bruxelles/Brussel 7/22/2004 by James Fife
In the first few days of the new European Parliament, a number of MEPs
from new member states have already stepped forward to place minorities
and minoritised languages at the forefront of the European agenda.
SWISS LAUNCH STUDY ON LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY
Biel/Bienne 7/20/2004 by Peter Josika
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF/FNS) has recently commenced
work on a research study on linguistic diversity and language competency
CATALAN SPEAKER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT James Fife in
With today's election of Josep Borrell Fontelles to the presidency of the
European Parliament, that body acquires its second consecutive leader
representing a lesser-used language community.
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