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ELEN proposes new measures to improve implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg with a two day high level conference from June 18th to 19th with State representatives, NGOs and experts in attendance. More info about "ELEN proposes new measures to improve implementation of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages"

Catalan language skills not needed in order to become a Spanish government employee in territories where the language is spoken

Less than 2% of public sector positions offered by the Spanish government in territories where Catalan is the official language value its use, and none of the 33,167 positions require proficiency in the language as a prerequisite for the job. More info about "Catalan language skills not needed in order to become a Spanish government employee in territories where the language is spoken"

More than 1.200.000 signatures for the protection of European minoritized languages

Plataforma per la Llengua has actively participated in the collection of signatures for the initiative and considers the measures proposed in it as a step forward for the juridical situation of Catalan language in the EU.  However, the head of international relations for the organization, Marga Payola, pointed out that "the Catalan language, with 10 million speakers, is the fourteenth most spoken language in the European Union, which means that the only acceptable legal status for the language is complete official status within the EU." More info about "More than 1.200.000 signatures for the protection of European minoritized languages"