Netherlands: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

30/06/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities are carrying out a coordinated visit to the Netherlands this week (28 June –...

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COMEX held its 73rd plenary meeting

16 June 2022 COMEX held its 73rd plenary meeting The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 73rd plenary meeting from 13 to 15 June 2022 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). The Committee adopted a statement condemning in the strongest possible...

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Statement by the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages on Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine

15 June 2022 The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages condemns in the strongest possible terms the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. It expresses its deep concern and its solidarity with all people of Ukraine. The Committee of Experts...

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Lack of co-ordination continues to hamper protection of regional and minority languages

In its third evaluation report on Bosnia and Herzegovina the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts states that a clearly detectable lack of co-ordination among multiple levels of authority continues to hamper the implementation of the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages...

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Sweden: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

A delegation of the Committee of Experts carried out a visit to Sweden from 17-20 May 2022 to evaluate progress made in the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages. It is having meetings in Luleå and Stockholm with the representatives of the regional or minority languages...

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Switzerland: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

04/05/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts (COMEX) of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and a delegation of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and are carrying out a coordinated visit to Switzerland this week (2-6 May...

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Committee of Experts publishes a statement on the promotion of regional or minority languages through artificial intelligence

29/4/2022

On 16 March 2022, during its 72nd plenary meeting, the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages adopted a statement on the promotion of regional or minority languages through artificial intelligence (AI). In this statement, the Committee of Experts notes...

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Germany: visit of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

1/4/2022

A delegation of the Committee of Experts visited Germany from 28 March - 1 April 2022 to evaluate progress made in the protection and promotion of regional and minority languages. It held meetings with the representatives of the regional or minority languages speakers and of the authorities in...

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Croatia should remedy gaps in minority language use

23/3/2022

While acknowledging efforts of the Croatian authorities to comply with the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, a report published today reiterates “recommendations for immediate action” to improve the use of minority languages. The report, adopted last week by the Council of...

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COMEX held its 72nd plenary meeting

17/3/2022

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 72nd plenary meeting from 15 to 17 March 2022 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). During the meeting the Committee adopted its evaluation report on the application of the Charter by Bosnia and...

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Российская Федерация исключена из Совета Европы

16/3/2022

Сегодня в первой половине дня на внеочередном заседании Комитет министров принял решение – в рамках процедуры, начатой в соответствии со статьей 8 Устава Совета Европы – о том, что Российская Федерация перестает состоять в Совете Европы с сегодняшнего дня, после 26 лет членства. Для справки: 15...

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France: Local charters for the promotion of the Basque language signed

11/3/2022

On 11 March 2022, the mayors of 49 municipalities of the Communauté d'Agglomération du Pays Basque (France) signed charters for the promotion of the Basque language in Itxassou/Itsasu. A local version of the Council of Europe's European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, it marks the...

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Норвегия: необходимо приложить дополнительные усилия для возрождения и развития языков меньшинств, находящихся под угрозой исчезновения

14/2/2022

Комитет экспертов Европейской хартии региональных языков или языков меньшинств опубликовал свой новый оценочный доклад по Норвегии, в котором рекомендует властям страны в приоритетном порядке повысить эффективность мер, принимаемых для возрождения и развития местных языков меньшинств, находящихся...

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Польша: Комитет экспертов обеспокоен решениями властей, затрагивающими немецкий язык в сфере образования

8/2/2022

Комитет экспертов Европейской хартии региональных языков или языков меньшинств с озабоченностью констатировал недавнее сокращение государственного финансирования образования на региональных языках или языках меньшинств в Польше и последовавшее за этим сокращение количества учебных часов,...

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Польше необходимо принять дополнительные меры, призванные обеспечить применение Европейской хартии региональных языков или языков меньшинств

17/12/2021

Европейская хартия региональных языков или языков меньшинств вступила в силу в Польше в 2009 году. Она распространяется на следующие языки: армянский, белорусский, идиш, караимский, кашубский, лемковский, литовский, немецкий, русский, словацкий, татарский, украинский, цыганский, чешский. В своем...

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Эксперты по языкам меньшинств: на Кипре наблюдается прогресс в области армянского и кипрского маронитского арабского языков, но многое еще предстоит сделать

16/12/2021

Согласно новому докладу Комитета экспертов Европейской хартии региональных языков и языков меньшинств, государственные власти Кипра продолжают оказывать поддержку носителям языков меньшинств путем финансирования существующих культурных учреждений и создания новых спортивных объектов, где могут...

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National minorities and minority languages on the agenda of the 4th plenary meeting of the Council of Europe Steering Committee on Anti-Discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion - CDADI

08/12/2021

Strasbourg, 8 December 2021: The President of the Advisory Committee on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, Marie B. Hagsgård, and the Chair of the Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, Vesna Crnić-Grotić, addressed today...

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COMEX 71st plenary meeting and election of the new bureau

19/11/2021

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 71st plenary meeting from 16 to 19 November 2021 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). During the meeting the Committee of Experts adopted its evaluation reports on the application of the Charter by...

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Norway protects two additional languages under Part III of the Charter: Lule Sami and South Sami

On 14 October 2021, Norway notified the Council of Europe that it will apply Part III of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages to the Lule Sami language and the South Sami language as of that date, in respect of the territory for which the Kingdom of Norway is responsible for...

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COMEX held its 70th plenary meeting

The Committee of Experts of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages held its 70th plenary meeting from 29 September to 1 October 2021 in a hybrid format (Strasbourg/online). Having resumed its monitoring visits in June, the Committee of Experts adopted its evaluation reports on...

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