Eblul - European Bureau for Lesser-Used Languages

Restructured EBLUL meets in Barcelona

A revitalised EBLUL met in Barcelona over the weekend to hammer out its new structure and projects and to elect a new President and Board. Neasa Ní Chinnéide, former Irish MSC President and EBLUL interim board Vice-President, was elected president, …

Breakthrough in EU status for ‘official’ lesser-used languages

Following the Spanish proposal of December 2004, the European Council of Foreign Ministers decided yesterday in Luxembourg to allow the usage of all official lesser-used languages in European institutions. The decision stands as a Council ‘conclusion’ and marks a breakthrough …

Official and working status for the Irish language in the EU

EU Foreign Ministers meeting in Luxembourg have unanimously accepted the Irish Government’s proposal that official and working status be given to the Irish language in the European Union.  The move follows years of campaigning by Irish activists for their national …