Eurolang Newsletter

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Jan 12 16:48:16 UTC 2007

Irish an official working language of the EU

Irish received renewed recognition on January 1st, for the first time it
is an official working language of the EU. From now on, EU documents and
communiqués will have to be translated directly, and Ireland's MEPs and
Commissioner will be able to speak it during official business. Irish is
the only Celtic language so far to have gained EU official and working

British government "a step closer" to fulfilling its promise on Irish

POBAL, the umbrella organisation for the Irish speaking community has
welcomed the publication of the government’s consultation document on the
Irish Language Act. The document was published just before Christmas.

UK Government set to continue to exclude Cornish from FCNM

UK government appears set to continue to exclude the Cornish from the
protection given to other nationalities in the UK and Europe under the
Council of Europe’s Framework Convention for National Minorities.


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