Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Nov 12 14:13:12 UTC 2004
MAINSTREAMING FOR 'UNOFFICIAL' LESSER-USED LANGUAGES WILL NOT TAKE FULL
EFFECT UNTIL 2007
Brussel/Bruxelles 11/11/2004 by Davyth Hicks
Following last weeks news that unofficial lesser-used languages can still
not access the EU Lingua programme while, following the Andorran agreement,
non-EU languages, such as Norwegian and Icelandic, will be able to: Eurolang
today examines the issue more closely.
AUSTRIAN CHANCELLOR TO HOST CONFERENCE ON BILINGUAL SIGNS IN CARINTHIA
Wien 11/10/2004 by Peter Josika
Austrian chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel has announced his intention to call a
second 'consensus conference' on the issue of bilingual signage in the
Austrian Bundesland (province) of Carinthia/Kärnten/Koroska later this year.
The move was welcomed by Slovene minority representatives and Carinthias
deputy governor, Social Democrat, Peter Ambrozy.
'NOBODY IS GOING TO ABOLISH RUSSIAN-MEDIUM EDUCATION IN ESTONIA' SAYS
TOIVO MAIMETS, ESTONIAN MINISTER OF EDUCATION Tallinn 11/8/2004 by
'Nobody is going to abolish Russian-medium education in Estonia', says
Toivo Maimets, Estonian Minister of Education, in interview to the Latvian
Russian-language newspaper 'Telegraf' last week. According to the
Minister, the government plans to switch 60% of Russian-medium schooling
(in the 10th and 12th grades) into the Estonian language. But, unlike
Latvia, Estonian local authorities have the right to apply to central
government to exclude those schools not ready for reform from the process.
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