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PfD 2009
EBLUL Closing Statement

EBLUL wishes to inform you that at a meeting of its Board of Directors on January 27 2010, following an internal consultation process with all its’ member State Committees,  has  decided to end the organisation after a quarter century of promoting the cause of Lesser Used Languages in the EU. This is in large part because the funding mechanism of such an organisational model is not suitable in current circumstances. (Danish, Frisian, Gaeilge, Gàidhlig and Polish versions follow below)

 
The Legacy of EBLUL and the Future of Lesser Used Languages in the EU
The legacy of EBLUL, a speech given by Dr. Fernand de Varennes at the Dublin PfD conference in 2006.
 
Intergroup: Viviane Reding’s cabinet, Eurolang- challenges for national & linguistic minorities

A packed Intergroup meeting led by Ms Kinga Gál on Thursday (11th February) heard from the Cabinet of the new Commissioner for Justice (Viviane Reding) on the possibilities afforded by the Lisbon Treaty, and Davyth Hicks from Eurolang, who called for the abolition of discrimination against Europe’s national and linguistic minorities.

 
Galicians demonstrate over draft bill to reduce Galician medium and replace with English
60,000 people, according to the organizers Queremos Galego, 30,000 according to the police, marched through the Galician capital Santiago de Compostela on January 21st to protest against a proposed bill that will reduce the amount of Galician provision from 50% to 33 % - introducing English in its place.
 
European Parliament national minority Intergroup issues statement on Lisbon Treaty

The European Parliament national and linguistic minority Intergoup met in Strasbourg on Thursday welcoming presentations from the Council of Europe, agreeing on a new name, and issuing a statement on the Lisbon Treaty.

 
Formal launch of National Minority Intergroup
The European Parliament Intergroup for Traditional National Minorities, Constitutional Regions and Regional Languages had its first constitutive meeting in Strasbourg on Thursday (17th December), electing two co-chairs and three vice-chairs.

 
Catalans in trial independence vote

200,000 people, over 30% of the potential electorate, from 168 towns and villages across Catalonia voted on Sunday in an emblematic referendum organised by civil society on whether Catalonia becomes independent.

 
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