Council of Europe publishes report on minority languages in Switzerland
Strasbourg, 8 December 2010. The Council of Europe Committee of Ministers has today made public the fourth report on the application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Switzerland. 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 recommends Switzerland to ensure that the introduction of Rumantsch Grischun is carried out in a way which is sensitive to the protection and promotion of Romansh as a living language.
Furthermore, the Council of Europe calls on Switzerland to organise language training in Romansh for administrative staff.
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 (www.coe.int/minlang), or by contacting the Charter Secretariat (Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 31 86).