Eurolang newsletter

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri Jul 4 19:24:46 UTC 2008


Finno-Ugric conference ends with Estonian protest

On Sunday morning the President of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, and the
Estonian delegation, left in protest the 5th session of the Finno-Ugric
World Congress held in Khanty Mansi, Russia. Mr Ilves walked out of the
session as the chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian
State Duma, Konstantin Kosachev,  attacked Estonia in his speech.

EBLUL to hold PfD 2008 in Gdańsk, Poland

EBLUL will hold PfD 2008, the Partnership for Diversity, in Gdańsk, Poland
from 11th to 13th September. This year's forum topic will be 'Language
Policy and the Regions in Europe'.

French national assembly to renew language amendment call

The Committee on Legislation of the French National Assembly, challenging
the Senate, has reintroduced the amendment that regional languages be
recognised in the constitution, on Wednesday, said the Breton MP Marc Le Fur

Web campaigns boost

The possibility of seeing the letters '.cym', '.bzh' and '.gal' on Welsh,
Breton and Galician websites has been discussed recently in a conference
organised by ICANN - the international body that regulates the world wide

Meet the French, strong supporters of regional languages

Unity or diversity may be the question facing the French institutions, but
according to an opinion poll published on Sunday in the newspaper Ouest
France the French people want unity in diversity. The survey shows an
overwhelming majority (68%) are for the recognition of "regional" languages
in the Constitution.

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