Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Serbia
Strasbourg, 06/05/2009: The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the first report on the situation of minority languages in Serbia. 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. The Charter has been in force in Serbia since 2006.
On the basis of the report, the Committee of Ministers calls on Serbia to ensure that all minority languages of Serbia are taught at least at primary and secondary levels.
The Serbian authorities are also encouraged to promote awareness and tolerance in Serbian society at large vis-à-vis the minority languages and the cultures they represent.
Further recommendations concern the use of minority languages in relations with courts and local branches of the State authorities.
Full text of the report and Committee of Minister's recommendations
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