Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Jun 17 13:11:17 UTC 2005
We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.
MEPS REACT TO EU COUNCIL LANGUAGE DECISION
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/16/2005 by Davyth Hicks
MEPs have broadly welcomed Monday's decision by Europe's Foreign Ministers
to increase the provision for all 'official' European lesser-used
languages in the EU institutions, and for Irish becoming an official and
CORNISH LANGUAGE TO RECEIVE £240,000 FUNDING FROM THE UK GOVERNMENT
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/15/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Cornish language activists have welcomed the news today that the UK
Government is providing up to £240,000 of funding over the next three years
to support Cornish language regeneration.
EUROPEAN FUNDING TO ESTABLISH LINKS BETWEEN YOUNG PEOPLE IN WALES AND
Penygroes 6/15/2005 by Dafydd Meirion
Urdd Gobaith Cymru has received a grant of £183,174 towards a project aimed
at establishing "a joint cross-border initiative, which focuses upon the
cultural co-operation between youth agencies in Ireland and Wales". The two
movements involed are Ogras in Ireland and the Urdd in Wales.
BREAKTHROUGH IN EU STATUS FOR 'OFFICIAL' LESSER-USED LANGUAGES
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/14/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Following the Spanish proposal of December 2004, the European Council of
Foreign Ministers decided yesterday in Luxembourg to allow the usage of all
official lesser-used languages in European institutions. The decision stands
as a Council 'conclusion' and marks a breakthrough in status for many of
Europe's lesser-used languages. It means that they can be used at Council
meetings, by the Commission, that legislation will be translated into the
lesser-used language, and that speakers can write using their own language
to EU institutions.
'YA', A NEW WEEKLY PAPER IN BRETON
Douarnenez 6/14/2005 by Yann Rivallain
A few days after the Breton language day in Karaez, Breton speakers are
celebrating again today with the launch of a new weekly magazine in Breton.
OFFICIAL WORKING STATUS FOR THE IRISH LANGUAGE IN THE EU
Brussel / Bruxelles 6/13/2005 by Davyth Hicks
EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have unanimously accepted the
Irish Governments proposal that official and working status be given to the
Irish language in the European Union.
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