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Please find below the latest news and information on linguistic diversity in Europe. For previous news stories, visit the Archive pages by clicking on the link on the left hand menu.

France bans the use of local languages in the Parliament of French Polynesia

19 Jun 2013

France bans the use of local languages in the Parliament of French Polynesia

The Conseil d’État – the French advisory body on legal issues – has just declared illegal two laws passed in the French Polynesia on the grounds that “the vice-president and several other speakers used the Tahitian language”.

Strong support of the European Parliament’s Culture Committee for linguistic diversity

19 Jun 2013

Strong support of the European Parliament’s Culture Committee for linguistic diversity

The European Parliament has voted yesterday, June 18th, on the report put forward by Corsican MEP concerning the support for Europe’s endangered languages.

Basque language magazine in Navarre reaches edition 100

19 Jun 2013

Basque language magazine in Navarre reaches edition 100

Thanks to the work of numerous local institutions and the support of the regional government, the Navarre-based local magazine Ze Berri? recently published its 100th edition.

Law on the Frisian Language

16 Jun 2013

Law on the Frisian Language

On June 4, the Netherlands’ parliament voted unanimously on a the Law on Frisian Language Use.

First International Conference on Language Rights held in Dublin

14 Jun 2013

First International Conference on Language Rights held in Dublin

On 23rd and 24th May, 10 Language Commissioners and Ombudsmen gathered in Dublin to discuss the language rights of different language communities.

Basque Language Academy awarded the European Parliament Citizen’s Prize

11 Jun 2013

Basque Language Academy awarded the European Parliament Citizen’s Prize

The European Parliament has just granted the European Citizens’ Prize to Euskaltzaindia, the Basque Language Academy, for its long, outstanding activities to foster transnational cooperation between the Basque-speaking territories of Spain and France.

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