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Bugaled Breizh Belated Reply from Coroner

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

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The Breton Motor Fishing Vessel (MFV) Bugaled Breizh sank suddenly off the Lizard in January 2004 all hands on board were lost.

The sinking has been surrounded by controversy ever since not least because a large NATO exercise (similar to that held earlier this year when a North Irish Fishing Vessel was snagged) was about to get underway. A large number of submarines from the UK, French, Dutch, US and German Navies were on route to the exercise or in the area. Indeed the first vessel to respond to the sinking was a submarine of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

In addition the MFV Bugaled Breizh was a well maintained modern vessel and her crew were very experienced – not the type of vessel to be overwhelmed easily in the weather conditions at the time.

The vessel was eventually raised and an enquiry conducted by French maritime investigators (the BEA). However the family were unhappy over this and have pressed for a further more independent judicial enquiry. There quest for this was helped by the announcement some months ago that the Senior Coroner for the County of Cornwall Dr Emma Carlyon would hold an inquest into the deaths of the crewmen.

The Celtic League has been involved in enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Bugaled Breizh. It is not the first time we have, as part of our military monitoring remit, undertaken such work. Indeed one of the very first such enquiries we undertook over 30 years ago was into the loss of another Breton trawler (Cite D’Aleth) in 1983 off Wexford.

The attached link refers to plans by TV channel FR3 to make a documentary which subsequently transpired and they visited Mann and were shown our files on such incidents which are now held in the Manx Museum Library by me:

https://www.agencebretagnepresse.com/11135

Anxious to ensure that the Cornwall Coroner had as much information about these events as possible I wrote to her on behalf of the Celtic League in July. The letter is quite detailed and can be found at this link:

https://www.celticleague.net/news/bugaled-breizh-league-send-correspondence-to-coroner-2/

Today we received a reply from Dr Carlyon which is not particularly detailed and simply says she notes ‘with interest’ our concerns and says she is determined ‘to ensure there will be a full enquiry into the matter within the remit of the Coroner’s statutory obligations’.

What particularly interested us however was the letters opening line which said, ‘Thank you for your letter dated 1 July 2015 which I have just received’.

Most strange, I know in the distant past Cornwall was thought of a remote area but for a letter sent in July to only just turn up is peculiar to say the least!

We will of course follow Dr Carlyon’s enquiry with interest and provide updates.

Links below to the MFV Bugled Breizh and MFV/Sub issue;

https://www.celticleague.net/news/mod-to-attend-inquest-into-loss-of-bugaled-breizh/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/league-call-for-maritime-law-update-as-bugaled-breizh-is-remembered/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/bugaled-breizh-credible-international-enquiry-needed-to-resolve-mystery/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/more-league-records-archived/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/submarine-problem-resurfaces/
https://www.celticleague.net/news/submarine-trawler-issue-imo-urged-to-act/
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10/11/15

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Huge Frustration, but High Spirits as Bretons Vent Their Frustration

Monday, October 26th, 2015

“Some 5000 people protested in Karaez/Carhaix, Breizh/Brittany, on Saturday and people took to the streets to demand that the French Government proceed with the ratification of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

“Similar protests took place across the French state among, with 5000 protesters in Baiona/Bayonne, 15000 in Montpelhièr/Montpellier, 1000 in Strasburi/Strasburg and a few hundred in Corsica. Their collective aim was to remind theJacobin French Government of its total lack of respect of the rights of minorities on its territory, a week after the decision by the French Senate in Paris decided not to proceed with the ratification of the European Charter. In Breizh the protester’s grievance towards the Government was already high with the memory of the failed territorial reform of 2014 and the non-reunification of Brittany.

“Karaez has become a focal point in recent years for major gatherings and currently hosts successful festivals such as the Vieilles Charrues (Old Ploughs) festival in the summer and the hugely successful Breton Book Festival, which took place this weekend. Protests also take place in Karaez/Carhaix and many remember the 30,000 strong Red Cap gathering, which was held there in 2013. This autumn the slogans of the protesters were clear enough and mirrored the frustration that people in Breizh now feel – ‘No More Contempt’, ‘Nantes in Brittany’ and ‘Politicians – No More Betrayals’.

“People will cast their votes for the regional election in December, which gives a chance to Christian Troadec (leader of the Red caps in 2013 and Mayor of Karaez/Carhaix) together with the ‘Yes Brittany/Oui la Bretagne/Breizh, Evel-just’ platform, to address  the demands of protesters this weekend. This platform is the only real Breton contender in the elections and stakes are high.”

(News item provided by Dominig Kervegant)

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26/10/15

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Breizh/Cymru: Links Strengthened

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

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Yesterday (Monday 21 September) a well known Breton politician and leader of the ‘Oui la Bretagne’ (Yes Brittany) movement was in Wales for an official reception at the Senedd (Welsh Assembly) in Caerdydd/Cardiff.

Christian Troadec, Mayor of Karez (Carhaix) was welcomed by Plaid Cymru AM Lord Dafydd Elis Thomas, who was leader of Plaid Cymru between 1984 and 1991 and the first ever President of the Welsh Assembly in 1999 following the referendum on devolution of 1997.

The main aim of the visit was to demonstrate to the Breton people the economic and political impact that devolution could have for Breizh (Brittany), if it followed the example of Cymru (Wales). Celtic League member Dominig Kervegant explained:

“The figures talk for themselves. In the administrative region of Brittany – not including the Nantes area (!) – the population is 3.2 million people, which is roughly equivalent to that of Wales. Nevertheless the Welsh devolution budget is 25 times the size of that of Brittany’s!
“The Welsh Parliament also has legislative powers, which allows the Welsh Assembly to vote for its own laws on the economy, culture, the Welsh language, health and in many other domains.”

Speaking at the Assembly Mr Troadec said:

“La Bretagne, elle aussi, a un grand besoin de plus de pouvoirs de décision et de moyens pour répondre aux enjeux d’aujourd’hui.”

(Brittany too is craving more legislative powers in order to meet the challenges of today)

This article submitted by Rhisiart Talebot Celtic League Secretary General:

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22/09/15

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Mass Protest in Paris Inspired by Bretons

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

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Thousand farmers are expected to protest in Paris today, a protest that the French State is not eager to see in the Capital.

It all started following a meeting on the bridge of Morlaix, Brittany, the idea was to drive up to Paris to protest against the falling food prices. Then the idea was extended to other regions and as of today, the farmers reaching Paris will hand over to lawmakers “the demands and grievances of an agricultural and rural world that is on the brink of exploding and that expects a lot from its national representatives”.

According to the agriculture minister, around 10 percent of farms in France – approximately 22,000 sites – are on the brink of bankruptcy with a combined debt of one billion Euros.

Multiple factors such as changing dietary habits, slowing Chinese demand, Russian embargo on Western products has pushed down prices for staples like beef, pork and milk.

(This news item provided by Breton CL member Joss le Gall.)

Links:

(1) Fab Papa-Ours

France – In pictures: French farmers stage tractor protest in Paris – France 24

Angry French farmers are invading Paris with an army of tractors – The Washington Post

Farmers Stage 1,000-Strong Tractor Protest In Paris

Farmers head hundreds of tractors for Paris in protest | Reuters

French Farmers Stage Tractor Protest in Paris – WSJ

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Breton farmers arrive in Place de la Nation in Paris to take part in… News Photo | Getty Images

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03/09/15

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Lorient Festival

Saturday, August 8th, 2015

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With the Lorient Festival underway this week we have comment below from the Breton branch on the event.

STATEMENT BY THE BRETON BRANCH

F.I.L. – 2015: New President, New Manager, New Era?

Following an exceptional year hosted by Ireland in 2014, the two smaller Celtic nations, Kernow and Mannin, will be working together this year to host the huge event: the 45th Lorient Interceltique Festival. (F.I.L.)

In order to give you a broad idea of the scope of the Lorient Interceltique Festival I will attempt to provide some helpful information. The ten day festival is spread over two weekends, with more than 750.000 people as well some 4500 artists, mainly from pipe bands and dancing groups, attending different shows. The space dedicated to the festival is more or less 300M wide and 1KM long stretching between the stadium and the music-hall: Espace-Marine. The meeting point for the Celtic League members attending is the Quay of the Celtic Nations and for a number of years we gathered at the Manx Stand where Cathy Clucas worked. However, Joss ar Gall, Chairman of the BreizhEire group, now living in Éire, is in charge of the Irish pavilion for the second year running, so I believe the meeting point will change to the Irish pavilion this year. Each time I go to the F.I.L. I am always happy to visit the Celtic-Village as well as the Interceltic-Market, where I take the opportunity to sell some Celtic books on Quay-West, which I hope will appeal to many visitors to the festival.

As it is a music festival the most important thing to do is attend the many shows that take place. This year the band Simple Minds will be performing as well as the Celtic Social Club, Carlos Nuñez, Denez Prigent and the Kreiz-Breizh-Academy. To really appreciate the F.I.L. visitors should make the effort to attend the Big Parade of the Celtic Nations, where tens of thousands of spectators gather to watch the parade which runs from the fishing port to the stadium. There is also a professional soccer stadium next door to the Breizh stadium which are used for Breton games and music etc.

The F.I.L. has adopted a somewhat wider view of inter – Celtic connections, so in order to open up the festival to the world, the Acadians from Canada, were the host nation in 2012. Unfortunately, with their flags waving in the wind the festival looked very sort of ‘Frenchie’. Furthermore, the organisers are now working hard to include New South Wales in Australia in future festivals. The organising body, including the President and Manager, are open-minded people and are well aware of the cultural challenge posed here on the continent. Following WWII a lot of traditional artists rejected the concept of Celtic civilization and Celtic music, because of this J-P. Pichard, the former manager, worked hard to change their prejudices and preconceptions. A few years ago when he left the job, traditional musicians no longer questioned their Celtic heritage. The new manager, L. Lombardia, an Asturian, is also a very clever and an interesting man. As you may well know the native inhabitants in the regions of Norte, Galicia and Asturia have been Roman Latin speakers since 250BC, however they still retain some Celtic traditions, especially with regards to music. That is why Lisardo Lombardia has been involved in the F.I.L. for a long time and he has managed to promote successfully the most well-known Celtic festival in Breizh.

For decades the F.I.L. took the opportunity to promote Breizh businesses all over the world through the ‘club-K’ ( a group of sponsors) and this is growing stronger all the time. Noël Couedel, the previous President, a media Manager in Paris, developed closer relations with the Canadian delegation. The new President, Guy Gestin, a Breton leader from the Leon area (N.W.), is an active member of the dairy company ‘paysan Breton’ and Produet E-Breizh (PEB), whose slogan is: « Live, Decide and Work in Breizh! ». Guy Gestin joined the F.I.L. 25 years ago, as commercial director of Coopagri Bretagne: ‘paysan Breton’ with the well-known ‘triskell’ brand logo on their packaging. The goal of the co-op was to attract overseas companies to the festival as Gestin clearly identified the potential for the Breton markets to expand their business through contact with the Celtic countries and worldwide. Together with club-K., G. Gestin worked hard to develop a synergy between Celtic culture and business. During the first decade of this century Gestin became Vice-President and shortly after he became President of club-K. In business circles this strategy has become a shining example to follow.

Today more and more cultural events held in the summertime, with well-known sponsors organising such business events e.g. conferences, professional meetings and sports events etc. at the festivals. It was through club-K. that the Lokarn-Institute and PEB organised EtreVroadel (E.V.) (cf.: Carn: 155+157). The F.I.L. gave the opportunity for Guy Gestin to meet Joss ar Gall from Breizh/Eire , who is now in charge of the Irish Pavilion, and Gestin is now more than happy and motivated to build further relationships between the Celtic countries in a ‘human way’ according to his co-op. He is especially happy to link the land and the sea in each area to show a good mix between ‘paysan Breton’ and the port of Lorient. Because of all of his hard work and successes Guy Gustin was elected President of the F.I.L. last year. For years the presidents lived in the Lorient area. It’s the first time that the members of the association voted for a leader from the Bro-Leon area with a farming industrial background. The different organisational and administrative sectors within the F.I.L. are strong and well-motivated and G. Gestin is willing to bring more life to the whole organisation, as well as to take on more of the formal duties with official representatives from other Celtic nations as with President Higgins (Éire) at last year’s festival. The financial situation of the F.I.L. is poor to say the least. Therefore G. Gestin needs to adopt a pragmatic approach! Two immediate steps will be taken this year, firstly the solidarity badge for the festival will increase from €3 to €5 and secondly for security reasons they will introduce a CelticCash credit card. These measures, along with others, will hopefully improve the financial situation in two to three years’ time. The big challenge is to keep the musical, cultural, social and human qualities of the F.I.L. intact, and G. Gestin is certainly ready to meet this challenge!

The F.I.L. has for years endeavoured to build its own unique model of inter Celtic connections and that is part of its success story. Whilst the F.I.L. and the Celtic League adopt a different approach to Celticism, they need not be mutually exclusive. The question is how the C.L., “a link between the Celtic Nations”, can now contribute positively to this Celtic success story? Over the years the F.IL. has been a meeting a meeting point for a few members of the C.L. Perhaps we should now turn our attention to organising a number of events to promote the positive achievements occurring in the Celtic Nations, like music, soft-power or Celtic citizenship. First of all, we must thank the former manager, J-P. Pichard, who brought Celtic culture back to life in Breizh. With more Brezhoneg in the F.I.L, L. Lombardia, the new Manager, has made a good start and taken a step forward. We must also thank him for meeting the challenge of having two hosts together on the same poster for this 45th F.I.L! I agree with him when he wrote that even if these two nations have a common cultural heritage, they do not, in fact, know each other very well. The images on the poster for this year’s festival includes ‘Excalibur’ , which goes back to King Arthur as well as Tristan and Iseult, and Manánnan mac Lir, the said to be the founder of enez Vannav. The good thing about these two small nations is the number of new young artists that appear at the festival each year. The final show will be aimed at putting ‘Breizh at the heart of the Celtic World’!

The festival starts on Friday 7th August with musical awards given out by PEB, as well laying on a good seafood dinner. On Saturday night a special event will take place in the Grand Theatre, with Manx and Cornish groups like Barrule, Kilgalon and Kezia. Performing in the stadium, the best Breton pipe bands (bagadoù) will be on stage too. Each day features a lot of pipe bands, choir competitions or shows and of course a Fest Noz is held every night. On Sunday all should attend the spectacular Parade of the Celtic Nations. Denez Prigent will be back to perform ‘An Enchanting Garden’ (Ul liorzh-Vurzhuduz!) his 7th and last CD. As usual, the feature on Monday is a special night dedicated to the two host nations on the poster: Mec Lir, Russell Gilmore, Camborne Town Band and 3 Daft Monkeys etc. In the Grand Theatre the now famous Kreiz Breizh Akademi#5 along with Talabarte will, of course, entertain us all with their excellent shows. At the Palace you will be able to listen to a wide variety of different performers, so I urge you all to follow the programme outlined on the posters. On Tuesday, the Celtic languages tops the programme at the Grand Theatre. At the same time in the music-hall, Espace-Marine, you have a choice – Calan or Kila… a hard choice indeed. On Wednesday, the Manx groups join in the competition, as well as Danù, an Irish traditional group, and Shooglenifty from Alba.

On Thursday, Carlos Nuñez, a Galician musician will be performing, and I recommend that this should not be missed. Aber Valley Choir is another choice, as well as Manran from Alba. On Friday 14th the Acadian singer, Z. Richard, tops the night’s performances. On a more traditional note Bagad Gwened will be in the free style show. On the Saturday night nobody should miss the opportunity to enjoy the music of Simple Minds and The Celtic Social Club who will perform on stage in the music-hall. I did notice that on the same day, in the afternoon, we have the Guinness Pipe Band’s trophy and Saturday is set aside for ‘social’ activities. Sunday 16th is the final day of the 45th F.I.L. This give an opportunity for the sponsors’ ‘paysan Breton’ the chance to organise the Matilin an Dall trophy, which follows a Breton mass in the morning. The Fest-Deiz will close the 45th festival for the hosts – Kernow and Mannin. We extend our gratitude to the Manager and the President of F.I. L. for presenting us with this unique and innovative new programme.

(Written by Gi Keltik – Breizh branch Celtic League)

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07/08/15

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Minister Hastily Convenes Talks as Farmers Anger Continues

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

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Protests by farmers have continued, in Brittany and neighbouring Normandy today.

Major roads have been blocked (again) near Caen (Normandy) and the border between Brittany and Normandy at Mount Saint Michael.

The French governments Agriculture Minister, Stéphane le Foll, who yesterday was dragging his heels over meeting farmers representatives had no choice but to hastily arrange a meeting with farmers representatives in Caen this afternoon (21-7-2015). It was indicative of the intense anger that the Minister could only meeting under protection of a considerable police presence provided by the CRS.

Apparently the Agriculture Minister tried to be contrite and apologised for being a slow to respond. He said that farmers’ requests were clear and all those involved had to stick to the terms of the agreement on prices.

But it is clear that the French Government has no long term plan to address Farmers grievances and the downturn in prices is in part caused by agricultural products from Germany and other States being dumped in France since the Russian Federation imposed a tit for tat embargo on EU agricultural products because of sanctions imposed following the Ukraine crisis. That is likely over coming months to further exacerbate matters.

There has never been so bad a time for Breton farmers than over this past year. Resentment and anger are at boiling point in Brittany where agriculture constitutes a major part of the economy.

https://www.europe1.fr/economie/eleveurs-caen-toujours-bloquee-1369360

(Source material for this article once again provided by our Breton colleague – many thanks)

J B Moffatt (Mr)

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21/07/15

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Farmers protests in Brittany and Normandy Stepped Up

Monday, July 20th, 2015

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The level of protests by Farmers in Brittany has been stepped up in recent days and parallels similar protests in other parts of France notably Normandy.

Today roads around Caen, in Normandy, were blocked for many hours as Farmers protested against government policies which are driving them into bankruptcy. It’s also reported that suicide levels among the agricultural community are on the increase as pressures become unbearable.

A promise by the French agriculture Minister, Stéphane Le Foll, to meet Farmers leaders later this week failed to ameliorate the farmers and over the weekend farmers in Brittany and Normandy dumped agricultural waste in front of slaughterhouses, supermarkets and other institutions they blame for their situation.

Farmers desperately need a realistic increase in prices for their meat and dairy products and they disbelieve supermarket claims that the stores are loosing money on French sourced agricultural products.

The pressure looks set to intensify further with protesting farmers near Mont St Michel, on the Norman-Breton border, having painted slogans on their tractors demanding the resignation of Agriculture Minister Le Foll.

Farmers dump waste and block roads at Pont L’Abbe two days ago – video:

https://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/pont-labbe/pont-l-abbe-action-des-agriculteurs-18-07-2015-10710191.php

English language news report here:

https://www.english.rfi.fr/economy/20150720-french-farmers-blockade-caen-over-meat-prices

Protesting farmers demand Agriculture Minster resigns here:

https://www.facebook.com/FranceBleuBzh/photos/a.115893611765733.13819.115890531766041/1029623080392777/?type=1&fref=nf

(This report sourced from a variety of our Breton friends – please keep your news on this item and any others coming)

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20/07/15

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Breton Language Equality Campaign Targets SNCF

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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Activists have been peacefully targeting railway stations in Breizh calling for equality in the usage and display of the Breton language.

There has been considerable upset over signage which displays the French language in large letters with Breton written in smaller letters beneath.

One campaigner has noted, ‘Just as with English, Breton will be relegated to the rank of foreign language in its own territory. It is an insult to our language.’

Another language activist calling for complete equality between Breton and French pointed out, ‘This is done in Catalonia, the Basque Country and Wales. Why not us?’

Coraline Corlay, Director of Brittany’s SNCF stations who has met with demonstrators said, ‘We have been approached again and we agreed to a meeting. This is not the first. We are in a process of listening and engaging in dialogue on the issue of bilingualism.’ ‘We are a public institution that puts to the foremost the Breton language. We have taken into consideration the request of the Breton language supporters but also the rules of accessibility for users. We need our panels to be visible to all.’

Accordingly, the Assistant General Secretary, Mike Chappell, has written to the Director representing the French State at SNCF, M. Guillaume Pepy in French calling for equality between the Breton and French languages at railway stations in Breizh.

The letter (English translation) appears below:

“M. Guillaume Pepy
Director
SNCF

Kernow, 9th July, 2015

Dear Monsieur Guillaume Pepy

The Breton Language

I write to you and SNCF in my capacity as Assistant General Secretary of the Celtic League.

One of the Celtic League’s primary aims is encouraging work towards the restoration of the Celtic languages, which are essential characteristics of nationality for each Celtic country, as ordinary means of communication.

Our Non Governmental Organisation with roster consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council views Brittany as a distinct Celtic Nation with its own Brythonic language.

This diversity of languages is a matter for celebration and we trust that SNCF will afford equality to both French and Breton at its railway stations situated in Brittany.

Yours sincerely

Michael J Chappell
Assistant General Secretary
The Celtic League

ags@celticleague”

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09/07/15

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Brittany: Language Protests Continue

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

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On Saturday 4 July 2015, Ai‘Ta, a group whose primary objective is to defend and promote the Breton language, targeted what the media call France’s favourite village.

A small but vocal and enthusiastic group of Ai‘Ta members gathered in front of the town hall at Perroz/Perroz-Guirec to highlight the total lack of respect of the municipality towards the Breton language.

Every thing is in place this Summer for welcoming tourists in seven languages. A new multilingual website, a new ‘Pink Granite Tower’ all with English is being used on a par with French for this purpose.

But Breton has been totally left out. lt seems the municipality believes the Breton language can die peacefully and that the hugely popular resort municipality doesn’t want to know.

Perroz-Gireg is one of the last towns of over 5000 inhabitants in Lower Brittany that has not yet signed the charter “Ya d’ar Brezhoneg”.

Ai’ta are calling for the introduction of Breton on par with the other languages on all new signage, the introduction of the Breton language in communications particularly websites and the development of initiation activities to the Breton language, particularly among younger people.

Link to Ai’Ta! website: https://ai-ta.eu/?page_id=1415

(Article source CL member Dominig Kervegant)

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09/07/15

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Kelc’h an Dael a UNPO Member

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Brittany has become the newest member of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, after UNPO’s 12th General Assembly, which took place in Brussels on Wednesday 1st to Friday 3rd July, 2015

The Breton delegates expressed their delight at this important step in their quest for recognition, after centuries of repression of their culture by the French state.

Brittany now joins 43 other Unrepresented Nations and Peoples from across the world who form part of the organisation.

On Wednesday 1st July, 2015 Jean-Loup Le Cuff, President of Kelc’h An Dael (K.A.D.) and Stéphane Domagala, president of KAD’s international commission spoke in favour of Breizh and participated in an open plenary. This was followed by official acceptance of Brittany’s membership on Friday 3rd July, 2015.

Kelc’h An Dael campaigns for the recreation of a Parliament of Brittany.

UNPO website: https://unpo.org/activities/0

(Source Michael Chappell – AGS)

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07/07/15

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