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Finland: Awareness of minority languages in education and media should be improved

Committee of Experts of The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages Strasbourg 4 October 2018
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While the Committee of Experts of The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, acknowledges the efforts undertaken by the authorities in protecting regional and minority languages spoken in Finland, it recommends that further measure are needed, according to a report published today.

Swedish has a strong position as a national language in Finland, nevertheless, there are shortcomings in the use of Swedish in respect of judicial and administrative authorities, in healthcare and social services, mostly due to lack of sufficient linguistic competencies.


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