An attack on a demonstration protesting an Iraqi law kills twenty · Kurds call for a vote on uniting the city with the Kurdish Autonomous Region · Arabs and Turkmen oppose it
Spanish will retain its status as the official language of the republic · The remaining native languages will have official use for the peoples who speak them · The magna carta establishes that Ecuador is a “plurinational state” and provides for the creation of autonomous governments with legislative and executive powers
The pro-independence party has overcome a disadvantage of more than 40 points in just three years ·The autonomy-minded leadership calls the SNP's advances of “epic proportions.” · The conservatives call for general elections
International agencies call the collecting of fingerprints “discriminatory” · The Italian government wants to count all inhabitants of the camps this fall · UN experts say Berlusconi's policy generates “hostility” against the Gypsy community
Parliament definitively approves changes to the magna carta to recognize “regional languages” · Despite the change, languages such as Catalan, Basque, Occitan, and Breton will remain unofficial · The vice president of the Assembly says “the struggle is still not over”
Two additions to Nationalia’s profiles on Europe’s stateless nations and minorities
Government of French-speaking community had asked court to rule on ‘discriminatory’ requirements · Flemish representatives argue that basic knowledge of the language is vital for communication in the community.
German Minister for Europe says Serbia must ‘recognize Kosovo independence’ before the Balkan country is granted EU membership · Kosovar President asks Belgrade to change its attitude.