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Recognition of Esperanto as one of the cultural languages of EU citizens
Esperanto was launched in Warsaw in 1887. Since then, millions of people in Europe and around the world, in more than 120 countries, have learned this language. There are also several thousand native speakers of Esperanto. A rich culture has emerged with a distinctive and international literature and songs.
Poland has formally recognized Esperanto as part of the cultural heritage of Poland and of Europe, Croatia has done the same, Austria maintains an Esperanto collection in its National Library, Hungary has supported Esperanto for decades - there, for example, Esperanto is accepted for language certification at many universities.
We ask for the recognition of Esperanto as a language of culture of European citizens by the European Union.
Esperanto is a common language of citizens from all countries of the EU. Esperanto encounters bring them together for contact and understanding. The authorities of the European Union are called upon to support this direct communication of the citizens. It is our free choice in which language we want to talk to each other - please recognize and promote it!
(See also Article 22 of the
CHARTER OF FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION:
„The Union shall respect cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.“
Here is a Wikimedia image to illustrate the subject, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Esperanto-Libraro_infana_literaturo.jpg
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