[lg policy] EUROLANG NEWS (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 14:35:49 -0400
From: Harold Schiffman <hfsclpp at gmail.com>
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Subject: [lg policy] EUROLANG NEWS

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Dear Sir/ Madam,
We include a brief summary of the latest articles published on Eurolang.

Chère lectrice/ cher lecteur,
par la présente nous vous envoyons de brefs résumés d'articles publiés sur

Valencian Catalan dispute: NGO and trade union to take court action

The ongoing dispute over the Valencian government’s refusal to
recognise Valencian as Catalan, despite various court rulings, took a
new turn yesterday with the language NGO Acció Cultural del País
Valencià  (ACPV) and the trade union STEPV set to take Valencian
Regional Minister Font de Mora to court for not respecting the
numerous court judgments  that validate the unity of the language and
legality of the name "Catalan".

Spanish conservative against EU level use of Catalan, Basque and Galician

The Spanish conservative Partido Popular's (PP) lead candidate for
European elections, Jaime Mayor Oreja, has said that Catalan, Basque
and Galician should not be official in the EU.

Welsh call for decision-making powers on language to be transferred to Assembly

Over 300 people attended a Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg (Welsh Language
Society) demonstration outside Wales’ Assembly Government building in
Cardiff on Saturday 16 May - supporting the call to transfer
decision-making concerning the Welsh Language, from the British
Parliament in London, to the elected Assembly.

Over 20,000 people call for "the right to live their lives in Galician”

Police sources said that 20,000 people took part in a demonstration in
Santiago de Compostela, the Galician capital city, on Sunday calling
for "the right to live their lives in Galician" (‘dereito a vivirmos
en galego’). Protesters called on the new Galician Government for a
change in linguistic policies.

Council of Europe: Sweden must do more for southern Sámi language

The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers published its third
report on the situation of regional languages in Sweden last week. The
report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts (Comex)
which monitors the application of the European Charter for Regional or
Minority Languages. As part of the Report the Committee of Ministers
calls on the Swedish Government to take “resolute action in the field
of education to maintain southern Sámi” which it notes is
“particularly endangered”.

Co-official languages used for European elections and at the European
Court of Justice

The European election website has made some of its promotional
material available in Basque, Catalan and Galician, while the European
Court of Justice has announced that it will now be able to deal with
correspondence in the three languages.

Greece defies ECHR ruling and refuses to register Turkish organization

Coming up next week

ECRML, UK 3rd report analysis

Valencian Catalan, Flemish and Dutch in the European election
advertising campaign

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Davyth Hicks

Dr. Davyth Hicks
davyth.hicks at eurolang.net

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