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Tue Mar 24 16:52:23 UTC 2009


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EUROLANG NEWSLETTER





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
Eurolang.

Victory in the European Parliament as MEP coalition overturns
Multilingualism report

In a surprise move an alternative multilingualism report was passed at
Plenary in the European Parliament today led by a coalition of MEPs, Maria
Badia (PES), Ignasi Guardans (ALDE) and Mikel Irujo (EFA-Greens), and backed
by the language NGO EBLUL. The alternative resolution overturned the
controversial report tabled by Vasco Graca Moura (EPP), winning by 335 votes
to 279 with 69 abstentions.

Council of Europe publishes second report on regional languages in Austria

The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers published the second report on
the situation of regional languages in Austria on Monday (16th March). This
report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts which
monitors the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages.

Liet International 2009: call for contestants

Liet, the lesser-used language song contest,  has put out a call for
contestants for the 6th Liet International in Ljouwert, Fryslan. The event
will be held on Saturday October 31st 2009 in the Frisian capital of
Ljouwert (Leeuwarden).

Catalans march in Brussels for self-determination

Up to 10,000 Catalans marched through Brussels on Saturday 7th March to call
for self-determination for their country. The march, organised by various
civil society groups under the platform of  ‘Deu mil a Brusellas per
l’autodeterminacio’, ended with calls for an independence referendum and to
deal with the problems facing the Catalan language.

EURAC, Council of Europe national minority consultation

European Parliament Intergroup: launch of Dialogue Forum and book on
linguistic and national minorities

ICML XII : language use and new technologies

European Parliament study on Multilingualism recommends EU reinstates
support for EBLUL


Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.  We thank you
for your interest in Eurolang

N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour d'autres informations. Eurolang vous
remercie pour votre intérêt.

Gorhemynadow a'n gwella / best regards,

Davyth Hicks

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Dr. Davyth A. Hicks
Editor-in-Chief
EUROLANG
Brussels
davyth.hicks at eurolang.net
www.eurolang.net
www.eblul.org



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