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Ilia II stands against the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages2013-04-02 11:48
Discussion of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Georgia is unacceptable since it can trigger the growth of separatist movement in the country. As reported by the GHN, this was announced by the Patriarchate spokesman deacon Michael Botkoveli.gt-en-newsitem-inside
"Recently renewed discussion of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, in our opinion, is unacceptable, since it would strengthen the separatist movement and creates new challenges in the country," Michael Botkoveli said.
Formally admitted to the Council of Europe in April 1999, Georgia has committed itself to sign and ratify the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages within one year after entry. However, Georgia has not still done that, the News-Georgia recalls.
Representatives of the Republican Party in the city council of Akhalkalaki, which is inhabited mainly by Armenian population, demanded on March 14 the ratification of the Charter. Representatives of the "United National Movement" and members of the parliamentary majority, the representatives of the "Georgian Dream" spoke against the ratification of the document.