Eurolang articles

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Jul 27 17:53:00 UTC 2005

 Poland: Silesian city says 'yes' then 'no' to bilingual signs
Biel- Bienne, 21/07/2005 von Peter Josika

Mr Jan Osuchowski, the Lord Mayor of Racibórz/Ratibor in the Polish wojwod
(province) of Upper Silesia, has rejected plans to erect bilingual Polish -
German signs previously promised by his Deputy, Mr Miros 2;aw Szypowski.

An Daingean or Dingle?
Baile Atha Cliath, 20/07/2005 von Eoghan O Neill

The ongoing controversy as to the appropriate name for a county Kerry
seaside town took a dramatic new twist this week when the Kerry County
Council decided to organise a plebiscite on the issue.

New report strongly in favour of Agency for Linguistic Diversity and Language
Brussel - Bruxelles, 19/07/2005 von Davyth Hicks

A new Report published last week has come out strongly in favour of establishing
an autonomous Agency for Linguistic Diversity and Language Learning. The
feasibility study follows the almost unanimous backing from the European
Parliament in 2003 for an Agency following an initiative made by EBLUL.

Welsh television channel is positive about the future
Penygroes, 19/07/2005 von Dafydd Meirion

The Welsh language television channel S4C has seen its audience increase for the
first time in many years. This upturn in viewing figures and a £34.4 million
profit from a commercial investment are among the highlights of the
channel’s 2004 Annual Report.[cy]

New Czech Prime Minister seeks humanitarian gesture for "Sudeten German
Biel / Bienne, 12/07/2005 von Peter Josika

The recently elected Czech Prime Minister Jiří Paroubek of the Social
Democratic Party (ČSSD) announced plans for a humanitarian gesture towards
“Sudeten German anti-fascists” yesterday.

A bilingual Wales is a step closer, says Welsh minister
Penygroes, 08/07/2005 von Dafydd Meirion

It has been "another great year for the Welsh language" according to Alun Pugh,
the Welsh Assembly’s Minister for the Welsh Language in a recently
published report. He adds that "it shows that we have continued to make good
progress in reaching our goal of a truly bilingual Wales." However, campaign
groups say that while progress has been made, there has been a sharp decline in
the language’s heartlands.[cy]

Language Intergroup leader, Csaba Tabajdi, speaks out on behalf of Vojvodina
Brussel / Bruxelles, 05/07/2005 von Davyth Hicks

Two weeks ago, Mr. Csaba Tabajdi, head of the regional language and national
minority Intergroup and leader of the Hungarian socialists in the European
Parliament requested the concerned bodies of the European Parliament to put the
current situation of the Hungarian minorities in Vojvodina on the agenda.

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