Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Jun 3 13:26:42 UTC 2005
FRIESLAND SAYS NO! TO EU CONSTITUTION
Ljouwert/Leeuwarden 6/2/2005 by Onno P. Falkena
62 % of Frisians voted on Wednesday against the Treaty for a Constitution of
the European Union in the first Dutch plebiscite in more than 200 years. In
all Frisian municipalities a majority voted against the Treaty, although
there were some differences.
BERLUSCONI BLUNDERS IN BOZEN, SOUTH TYROL
Biel/ Bienne 6/2/2005 by Peter Josika
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited the South Tyrolean capital
Bozen (Bolzano) on Sunday causing controversy for speaking in front of the
"Monument of Victory". It was built by Italian fascists in 1936 to celebrate
the annexation of South Tyrol into Italy and is seen by the German and
Ladin-speaking population as a symbol of repression.
ROMANIA: ETHNIC MINORITY BILL WILL GIVE CULTURAL AUTONOMY
Kolozsvár/Cluj/Klausenburg 6/1/2005 by Áron Balló
At least one house of the Romanian Parliament is to adopt the bill on the
statute of ethnic minorities before the summer recess. The bill will give
substantial cultural autonomy to Romania's ethnic minorities.
EUROPEAN CONSTITUTION: BRETON 'YA', FRENCH 'NON'
Roazhon / Rennes 5/31/2005 by Davyth Hicks
As widely predicted by opinion polls France has voted "no" to the EU
Constitution on Sunday, using the poll as a protest vote against the
government as well as voting against the Treaty itself. However, last week
Breton language activists and autonomists predicted a "yes" vote in
Brittany, and this has been reflected in the results. 51% of Bretons voted
for the treaty overall, giving a narrow majority, with 59.06% voting for the
Treaty in Naoned/ Nantes and 58.97% in Roazhon/ Rennes.
LATVIA RATIFIES FCNM, BUT WITH RESERVATIONS
Riga 5/30/2005 by Alexander Shegedin
The Latvian Parliament ratified the Council of Europe's Framework
Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) on Thursday
night, but with reservations. These reservations mean that most of the
Russian-speaking minority are excluded from FCNM protection.
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