Council of Europe publishes report on regional or minority languages in Cyprus
Strasbourg, 14 March 2012. The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the third report on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Cyprus. The report has been drawn up by a committee of independent experts, which monitors the application of the Charter.
On the basis of this report, the Council of Europe calls on Cyprus to adopt a structured policy for the protection and promotion of the Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic languages. Furthermore, it recommends the Cyprus authorities to provide teacher training for Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic.
The Council of Europe also calls on Cyprus to strengthen the teaching in and of Cypriot Maronite Arabic.
The full report and Committee of Ministers' recommendations can be downloaded from the Charter website (www.coe.int/minlang) (in the "Documents" section). Further information can also be found on the Charter’s website or by contacting the Charter Secretariat (Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg, email@example.com, tel. +33 (0)3 90 21 44 66).