Charte européenne des langues régionales ou minoritaires : la Pologne ratifie
Un pennadig da lenn e saozneg hiriv, tennet ag ar Mercator newsletter, a ziar Bro Polonia hag en deus sinet ha kadarnaet karta Europa ar yezhoù rannvroel/Un peu de lecture en anglais aujourd'hui, tiré de la Mercator newsletter, à propos de la ratification de la charte européenne des langues régionales par la Pologne (ar pezh n'eo ket bet graet c'hoazh get Bro C'Hall/ce que la France n'a toujours pas fait) :
"Poland ratifies European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. Poland has definitely given green light to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML), the European treaty established to protect and promote minoritised languages, after the country ratified it last February 12. Warsaw, which had already recognized the 15 languages, has made yet another step forward adding itself to the list of 23 CoE’s member states which are party to the Charter.
According to the official list, the languages spoken in the Republic of Poland are the following (classification supplied by the government given in brackets): Kashub (as a regional language), Czech, Hebrew, Yiddish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, German, Armenian, Russian, Slovak and Ukrainian (as national minority languages), Karaim, Lemko, Romani and Tatar (as ethnic minority languages). The document establishes Hebrew, Yiddish, Karaim, Armenian and Romanian as non-territorial languages.
Poland has placed all of the above languages at the Part III level of the Charter, which “affords the highest level of protection” to languages. The Charter will enter into force next June 1.
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ECRML) was approved in 1992 under the auspices of the Council of Europe, an international organization which currently includes 47 European states. 24 state members have signed and ratified it, mostly from Western Europe."