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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Simo, Määttä
Title: Principles, rules, and European identity: regional or minority language in EU law
Is part of: Regioninės studijos. 2006, [No.] 2, Language, diversity and integration in the enlarged EU: challenges and opportunities, p. 23-32
Date: 2006
Keywords: Language;Identity;European Union
Abstract: The goal of this paper is to examine the role played by regional or minority languages in the construction of a new European identity. The paper starts with an analysis of the reasons that European identity has become such an important issue in the European Union and explores the problems related to the construction of this identity and the solutions adopted. Subsequently, the paper offers an overview of the ways in which regional or minority languages are acknowledged – and lack acknowledgement – in EU law and analyses the interpretation of EU law related to regional or minority languages provided by the European Commission. The emphasis is on EU law rather than on other Europe-wide initiatives such as those coordinated by the Council of Europe.
Affiliation(s): This publication is the result of the conference “Language, diversity and integration in the Enlarged EU: challenges and opportunities” sponsored by The Ministry of Education and Science of The Republic of Lithuania
Appears in Collections:2006 Regioninės studijos, [vol.] 2

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