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- Official Languages in Kosovo are Albanian and Serbian.

- Language of any community that constitutes five (5) per cent of the total population in any municipality will have the status of an official language.

- Language of any community that constitutes three (3) or more per cent of the total population in any municipality or has been traditionally spoken in a municipality can be used as a language in official use.
 
- In Prizren municipality, Turkish language has a status of an official language, as the traditional language.

Meeting with the pupils of Plemetin from the Municipality of Obiliq on the occasion of the European Day of Languages

26.09.2017

 

In the yard of the school "Pandeli Sotiri" and "Sveti Sava", the representatives of the Office of the Language Commissioner in cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) - Mission in Kosovo, met the pupils of the mixed classes of both schools, and they discussed about the importance of marking the European Day of Languages.

 

Representatives of the Office during the distribution of promotional materials have emphasized that the main goal of marking this day is so the children to be aware of the importance of knowing as many foreign languages as possible, as well as to know the languages that are spoken in Kosovo.

 

It has been reiterated that knowledge of languages helps in facilitating communication, in tolerance and in building a brighter future for all children of Kosovo. 

 

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European Year of Languages was declared in 2001. It was organized jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Union, and due to a successful year which included millions of people who kept from 45 participating countries, the Council of Europe declared September 26 to be the European Day of Languagesm, now and in future.Kosovo this year celebrates this day for the fourth time.

 
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Office of the Language Commissioner was established in April 2012 under auspices of the  Office of the Prime Minister, pursuant to Regulation br.07/2012. The Office is mandated to oversee the implementation of the law on languages, works with institutions to improve the implementation of the law and promote and protect the right on the use of the language of all communities in Kosovo.

 
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