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"
The Spanish government continues to make regulations discouraging the use of the co-official languages of the State, this time insisting that firms with technological innovation projects make grant applications in Spanish. More info about "The Spanish government forces firms with technological innovation projects to present grant applications in Spanish"
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"
A resident claims the Civil Guard reported him for exercising his rights as a citizen and speaking to them in Catalan. The NGO will report the case to the Spanish Government Office in Catalonia and to Manresa Town Council. More info about "We uncover a new case of language discrimination during the State of Alarm in Manresa"
As part of the human rights review being carried out by the UN in Spain, the Catalan NGO has presented a report compiling the repeated violations of linguistic rights More info about "Plataforma per la Llengua denounces the violation of linguistic rights in Spain in the UN human rights review"
European experts confirm that Spain is still treating Catalan-speakers as second-class citizens and they recommend that the position of Catalan in the justice system and the State public authorities be improved immediately More info about "We demand that the Spanish State take notice of the Council of Europe’s recommendations on compliance with CELRoM"
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"
Board member of Plataforma per la Llengua Josep-Anton Fernàndez will give a lecture on the situation of the Catalan language in Spain and the European Union during the Festival of Ideas. More info about "The University of Cambridge hosts the exhibition “The Catalan Language: 10 million European voices”"
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"
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"