Multilingualism in Europe
Question for written answer E-005776-15
to the Commission
Mario Borghezio (NI)
Multilingualism is one of the cultural characteristics of Europe.
The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, drawn up in 1992 and ratified by 14 Member States in 1998, was designed to guarantee and promote the use of regional languages in at least seven sectors: education, justice, administration, media, and cultural, economic and social life. In spite of this, 225 European languages are currently at risk of extinction, including Germanic, Celtic, Slavic, Romance and Norman languages.
In the light of the above, can the Commission specify what type of funding it has allocated to preserving minority languages, for which languages and in what volumes?