Articles in Eurolang

Gordon Bronitsky g.bronitsky at att.net
Mon May 24 13:30:05 UTC 2004


Would it be possible/appropriate to send the invitation to the Native
Nations, Native Voices fundraiser to the listserv?  Just in case, here
it is below.

Gordon

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On May 24, 2004, at 7:25 AM, Harold F. Schiffman wrote:

>
> EUROPEAN ELECTIONS SPECIAL: LANGUAGE ISSUES ON THE AGENDA IN ESTONIA
> Tallinn 5/21/2004 by Aleksandr Shegedin
>
> In the first of a special election series, Eurolang's Baltic States
> correspondent, Aleksandr Shegedin, looks at the part language issues 
> are
> playing in the run-up to Estonia's first European election.
>
> UNESCO FORUM. WANTED: BRETON LANGUAGE ACT
> Naoned / Nantes 5/20/2004 by Davyth Hicks
>
> UNESCO's forum on human rights, held in Nantes and ending yesterday,
> turned its attention to language rights on Tuesday with politicians
> calling for France to help reverse the decline of Breton. Eurolang 
> spoke
> to the regional Vice President,Yann Ber Thomin, about developing the
> Breton language.
>
> PLAID CYMRU CALL FOR WELSH TO HAVE OFFICIAL EU RECOGNITION
> Brussel / Bruxelles 5/13/2004 by Davyth Hicks
>
> Welsh MEP Eurig Wyn (Plaid Cymru/EFA) is this week calling on the UK
> Government to follow Spain's example by recognising minority languages
> such as Welsh within the EU. Mr Wyn is writing to Tony Blair and 
> Britain's
> Europe Minister urging them to follow Spain's lead and reminding them 
> that
> now that many people in Wales regularly use Welsh to communicate with
> government, it is only fair that they should also be able to 
> communicate
> with EU institutions in their own language.
>
> GERMAN CZECHS WELCOME EU ENLARGEMENT
> Biel/ Bienne 5/12/2004 by Peter Josika
>
> German minority leaders of the Czech Republic have expressed overall
> satisfaction with the country's recent accession to the European Union.
>
> FURTHER DISCUSSIONS ON EU STATUS FOR CATALAN, BASQUE AND GALICIAN: 
> FRENCH
> FOREIGN MINISTER BARNIER WARNS AGAINST 'RE-OPENING DIFFICULT ISSUES
> Barcelona 5/12/2004 by Alexia Bos Solé and Davyth Hicks
>
> There have been further developments on last week's Spanish government
> decision at the inter governmental conference (IGC) for recognition at 
> the
> EU level of the official languages in Spain other than Spanish, that is
> Basque, Catalan and Galician. The aim is to give these languages a 
> similar
> status to Irish. While European Parliament leader Pat Cox warmly 
> welcomed
> the proposal in Catalonia yesterday, French Foreign Minister, Michel
> Barnier, warned against the "reopening of difficult issues".
>
> Complete text at:  http://www.eurolang.net
>
>
>
> Simone Klinge
> European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages
> Sint-Jooststraat 49/Rue St. Josse 49
> B-1210 Brussel/Bruxelles
> T: +32.2.2503164
> F: +32.2.2181974
>


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