The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the second report on the situation of minority languages in Cyprus. 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 Cyprus to adopt a structured policy to protect and promote the Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic languages.
Furthermore, the allocation of government funds for the Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic languages could be more targeted and transparent.
Finally, Cyprus should also strengthen Cypriot Maronite Arabic-medium education and language courses and provide teacher training for Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic languages.
Full text of the report and the Committee of Ministers’ recommendations
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