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Plataforma per la Llengua calls for obstacles to using Catalan in the justice system to be left behind when the courts reopen

In a new report, the NGO for Catalan clearly details the impediments to the use of the language and offers solutions, most importantly amending the Judicial System Act, which has also been demanded by the Council of Europe. More info about "Plataforma per la Llengua calls for obstacles to using Catalan in the justice system to be left behind when the courts reopen"

Spain should give information about the coronavirus in Catalan, according to the Council of Europe and the OSCE

The Spanish institutions give information about the coronavirus epidemic only in Spanish, as the Spanish government once again ignores European recommendations. The ECRML criticises the fact that some States, such as Spain "do not share information, instructions, directives and recommendations in languages other than the official language of the country". More info about "Spain should give information about the coronavirus in Catalan, according to the Council of Europe and the OSCE"

We demand immediate measures from the Spanish government delegate to stop language discrimination by the police

The Catalan NGO considers this extremely urgent after the case at El Prat Airport of a Flemish citizen recently operated on for colon cancer who was forced to show the content of the stoma bag he has worn since the operation and harassed by the Civil Guard for speaking Catalan More info about "We demand immediate measures from the Spanish government delegate to stop language discrimination by the police"

The Spanish National Police Force apply the “Gagging Act” to a cyclist for speaking to them in Valencian

Jafet Pinedo reported the officers for abuse of power, false arrest, verbal aggression and false allegations

The officers' trial, set for this morning, could not be held because they failed to appear

Plataforma per la Llengua is advising and supporting the victim More info about "The Spanish National Police Force apply the “Gagging Act” to a cyclist for speaking to them in Valencian"

Plataforma per la Llengua warns of the language situation in school playgrounds and invites the education community to begin a national campaign

Only 14.6% of conversations in primary and secondary school playgrounds in urban areas of Catalonia are in Catalan, as the organisation announced a few weeks ago

"What's at stake isn't just the language, it is, above all, social cohesion," warns Òscar Escuder, chairman of Plataforma per la Llengua

"A high percentage of teenagers don't see Catalan as an attractive, useful tool belonging to them," warns the Catalan NGO

"The state of the language requires us to act on all possible fronts," says Escuder More info about "Plataforma per la Llengua warns of the language situation in school playgrounds and invites the education community to begin a national campaign"