Eurolang report

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri May 18 13:54:13 UTC 2007

Hans Heinrich Hansen elected FUEN

Hans Heinrich Hansen, representative of the German minority in Denmark, has
been elected as the new president of the Federal Union of European
Nationalities (FUEN), the European national minority umbrella organisation,
established in 1947.

"Be brave Mr Commissioner!" Leonard Orban meets the

Commissioner for Multilingualism Leonard Orban met with the European
Parliament's Intergroup for Traditional Minorities and Regional Language's
last week (9th May).

Czech Republic: German language community lacks

 The Germans of the Czech Republic, formerly one of the largest linguistic
minorities in Europe, have only qualified for limited protection measures
based on Part 2 of the European Charter of Regional and Minority Languages

Mercator Education: call for minimum standards for education in regional or
minority languages<>

The Frisian minister for education, Bertus Mulder, has called for clear
European standards for education in minority languages as an addition to the
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

New research shows strong support for

New research launched this week  entitled "The Common Sardinian Language: a
socio-linguistic study" shows strong support for the language and that
Sardinian is faring better in rural areas.

UN proclaims 2008 as Year of

Scottish election result: implications for Gaelic and

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