Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Feb 18 13:12:48 UTC 2005
PLAID CYMRU AND SNP CALL FOR UK TO TRANSLATE EU CONSTITUTION INTO WELSH AND
Brussel / Bruxelles 2/17/2005 by Davyth Hicks
SNP and Plaid Cymru Euro-MPs have urged the UK Government to get a move on,
if the proposed EU constitution is to be translated into Welsh and Scots
Gaelic ahead of any referendum. However, the Foreign Office in London told
Eurolang that the Constitution would only be translated into Welsh and that
there were "no plans" for translations of any of the other languages in the
CATALAN 'NO' TO THE EU CONSTITUTION? EUROLANG INTERVIEWS MEP
BERNAT JOAN I MARI
Bruxelles / Brussel 2/16/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Bernat Joan i Mari MEP represents the Catalan-speaking Iles Baleares
(Balearic islands) for the independentist Esquerra Republic Catalonia party.
Since he was elected he has been outspoken in his defence of Catalan in the
European Parliament. In the run up to the Spanish vote on the Constitution
this Sunday, Bernat Joan is calling for a Catalan 'No' vote, and explains to
Eurolang readers why.
VALENCIAN ACADEMY ISSUES STATEMENT ON THE UNITY OF THE LANGUAGE
Barcelona 2/15/2005 by Alexia Bos Solé
Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua, the official language institution in País
Valencià, finally issued a statement last Wednesday establishing the unity
of the Catalan language.
COMMENT BY AUSTRIAN PARLIAMENT'S PRESIDENT CAUSES UPROAR IN SLOVENIA AND
WITH AUSTRIA'S SLOVENE MINORITY
Biel/ Bienne 2/14/2005 by Peter Josika
The President of the Austrian Lower House (National Council), Andreas Khol,
has rejected Slovenia's request to be recognized by Austria as a legal
successor to former Yugoslavia. Khol also said in an interview: 'I
believe kindergartens and schools are more important for the Slovene
minority than bilingual signs'.
MIRANDESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE CENTRE THREATENED WITH CLOSURE BECAUSE OF
Cangas 2/14/2005 by Alexandre Giraldez
The Mirandese cultural centre Sons da Terra ('Sounds of the
Earth') might close because it has still not received grant money and
is threatened with losing it altogether. Located in Miranda do Douro, Sons
da Terra works on the recovery of Mirandese traditional songs.
COUNCIL OF EUROPE PUBLISHES FIRST REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
EUROPEAN CHARTER FOR REGIONAL OF MINORITY LANGUAGES IN AUSTRIA
Strassburg/Strasbourg 2/14/2005 by Simone Klinge
The Committee of Experts have recently submitted their first report on the
implementation of the ECRML in Austria. Although the state's efforts
were acknowledged in certain respects, the experts nevertheless still found
need for improvement on many issues.
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