PAT THE COPE LOBBIES FOR IRISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF EU WEBSITE

first_imgA cross-party delegation of Irish MEPs met yesterday evening with the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz to discuss the absence of an Irish language version of the European Parliament website.The delegation led by Ireland North West MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher also included Gay Mitchell, Emer Costello and Martina Anderson.The President listened to the case put by the delegation and agreed to support the establishment of an Irish version of the European Parliament website. In practical terms, he will recommend to the Bureau of the European Parliament (comprised of the Vice-President’s and Questors) for this to be approved at its next meeting in early June. The European Parliament website is currently produced in 22 out of the 23 official languages of the EU, all with the exception of Irish. Moreover, all other EU institutions including the European Commission and Council of Ministers have a website in Irish.Pat the Cope Gallagher MEP stated today: “I very much welcome the decision of the President and I am confident that the Irish version of the website will be up and running by the end of the year. The decision by President Schulz is a manifestation of his commitment to bringing the EU institutions closer to all its citizens. This is a major breakthrough and will reverse what was simply a matter of discrimination against the Irish language.”In conclusion, all MEPs were high in their praise for President Schulz for his positive and pragmatic approach.  PAT THE COPE LOBBIES FOR IRISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF EU WEBSITE was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:PAT THE COPE LOBBIES FOR IRISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF EU WEBSITElast_img

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