Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri Mar 4 13:03:38 UTC 2005
COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND MRG HOST TRAINING SESSION IN MONITORING THE FRAMEWORK
CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATIONAL MINORITIES
Penygroes 3/2/2005 by Dafydd Meirion
Language pressure groups have received training so that they can keep an eye
on governments to ensure that they keep within the Council of Europes
Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities to which they
have signed up to.
WELSH WEEK IN BRUSSELS
Brwsel 3/2/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Bwrdd Yr Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Board) as part of Wales Week in
Brussels, and representing the Network of Language Boards, hosted a seminar
looking at funding and cooperation for minoritised languages in the EU on
Tuesday. The seminar is part of a larger programme organised by the Welsh
government discussing Welsh contemporary thinking and views on Europe.
MARI PEOPLE - VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REVENGE
Brussel / Bruxelles 2/3/2005 by Davyth Hicks and Johan Haggman
The Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat and the Unrepresented Nations and
Peoples Organisation (UNPO) have reported that the Finno-Ugric Mari people
of Russia are currently suffering severe discrimination with reports of
beatings and deaths. The attacks were prompted by the Presidential elections
in December, in which the ethnic Mari put their support behind their own
candidate, Mikhail Dolgovia. When the elections were won by incumbent Leonid
Markelov, officials in the republic began a campaign of intimidation against
RESTRUCTURED EBLUL MEETS IN BARCELONA
Brussel / Bruxelles 1/3/2005 by Davyth Hicks
EBLUL met in Barcelona over the weekend to hammer out its new structure and
projects and to elect a new President and Board.
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