Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Sweden
Strasbourg, 06/05/2009: The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the third report on the situation of minority languages in Sweden. 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 Sweden to strengthen education in regional or minority languages inter alia by, where appropriate, establishing bilingual education as well as providing for university education in Sami, Finnish and Mešnkieli.
The Swedish authorities are also encouraged to take urgent measures to maintain the South Sami language.
Full text of the report and the Committee of Ministers’ recommendations
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