Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Fri May 20 12:58:24 UTC 2005
GAELIC PLACE NAMES - AVANCE AND RETREAT
Glaschu / Glasgow 5/19/2005 by Martainn MacLeòid
The use of Gaelic place names in signage and other official matters has seen
both advance and retreat in recent days.
ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA, THE GAELTACHT AUTHORITY, REVELAS AMBITIOUS PLAN TO
Baile Atha Cliath 5/17/2005 by Eoghan Ó Neill
The Gaeltacht Authority, Údarás na Gaeltachta, has revealed an ambitious
plan to strengthen Irish as the community language of the Gaeltacht.
SETU PEOPLE AGAINST NEW ESTONIAN-RUSSIAN BORDER TREATY
Tallinn 5/17/2005 by Alexander Shegedin
Tomorrow on May 18th in Moscow, Estonia and Russia will sign a border
treaty. Up until now the border between the two countries has not been fully
agreed upon. In 1940 Estonia was annexed into the Soviet Union, while the
previous Estonian-Russian border was defined by the Tartu peace treaty of
BELGIAN LANGUAGE DEBATE PUT ON HOLD
Antwerp 5/16/2005 by Kathleen Engels
A decision on how to solve a high-profile language problem in Belgium has
been put off for another two years as Flemish and Walloon negotiators failed
to reach a deal on dividing the constituency of Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde.
The problem has now been moved from the federal to the Flemish government.
In Wallonia politicians are asking to freeze all language and community
related debates until after the next elections in 2007.
ANDREW GEORGE MP SWEARS IN CORNISH IN PARLIAMENT
Truru/ Truro 5/13/2005 by Davyth Hicks
Andrew George, MP for St Ives in west Cornwall, used the Cornish language
during the swearing of allegiance to the Queen in the UK Parliament on
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