Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Montenegro
The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the first report on the situation of minority languages in Montenegro. 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.
On the basis of the report, the Committee of Ministers calls on Montenegro to take the necessary steps to promote the codification and development of written Romani, in co-operation with the speakers.
Furthermore, the authorities are encouraged to introduce teaching of the Romani language at pre-school, primary and secondary levels.
Montenegro should also strengthen teacher training in Albanian, especially for lower and upper secondary level education (third cycle of elementary school and secondary school).
Finally, the Committee of Ministers recommends that Montenegro clarify the territories where the Albanian and Romani languages are in official use and where the Charter applies.
The regional or minority languages protected under the Charter in Montenegro are Albanian and Romani.
Full text of the report and the Committee of Ministers’ recommendations
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