SPECIAL REPORT. The Statute has been given the approval of the provincial Assembly and must be ratified by the Serbian Parliament · A Vojvodina-based party claims Serbia should become a Federal State · Hungarian parties demand an Hungarian autonomous entity
The association set up by Catalan, Galician and Basque organizations was presented in Santiago de Compostela and it is committed to promote the language rights of minoritised language speakers · The initiative comes as a result of the last Council of Europe’s report on the application of the European Charter for Minority or Regional Languages.
The report issued by the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers recommends an improvement in the protection of Catalan and Aragonese in Aragon and Asturian language in Asturias - It also asks Madrid to clarify the status and adopt measures to protect Galician in Castile and León, Portuguese in the town of Olivenza, Tamazight in the Autonomous City of Melilla and Arabic in the Autonomous City of Ceuta – The immersion teaching system, recommended for all communities with non-state languages.
DOSSIER. As all eyes are in Greenland and its quest for sovereignty, the Faroe Islands, another small European nation also under Danish administration, has been moving towards full self-rule since long ago, so much so that it has drawn up a draft of a Constitution. The islands are in the Norwegian Sea, about halfway between Iceland, Denmark and Norway.
NEWS IN BRIEF. The Catalan republican party also considers to run only with other Catalan parties
SPECIAL REPORT. Main Cornish nationalist party confident it will do well in next local elections · Over half Cornwall’s population support self-government based on the Welsh and Scottish model · One group intends to take the United Kingdom to the European courts for failing to recognize the Cornish as a people.
DOSSIER. With regard to collective rights, Wales is witnessing major progress in two main fields: the demand of greater autonomy and the strengthening of its own language. A recent outstanding success has been the arrangement allowing the use of the Welsh language in the EU Council of Ministers after a campaign led by the pro-independence party Plaid Cymru, which currently governs the country in coalition with the Labour Party.