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Plataforma per la Llengua will appear before the European Parliament to denounce structural linguistic discrimination by the Spanish State

Next Tuesday the president of the NGO for the Catalan language Òscar Escuder will expose the violations of the rights of Catalan speakers by the Spanish administration and judiciary before the Intergroup for national minorities

Plataforma per la Llengua will be on Tuesday 26 October, at 10 a.m., at the European Parliament to denounce the systemic discrimination and the violations of rights of Catalan speakers by the Spanish State before the Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages.

The civic group's president Òscar Escuder will give a speech before some fifty MEPs of all parliamentary groups to explain that Catalan is a minoritised language because of the structural linguistic discrimination that pervades the Spanish State's institutions. Escuder will offer some examples, such as the violation of linguistic rights in the school system and the business world and, also, when dealing with the bureaucracy.

Escuder will also emphasise the critical situation of Catalan in the court system and will denounce that the Spanish State does not guarantee the right of its Catalan-speaking citizens to use their own language in judicial proceedings, a reality that is in clear breach of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. This has already been criticised by the Council of Europe on multiple occasions. 

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