Esperanto nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 2008
In a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now placed within the top 100 languages, of all 6,000 languages worldwide. It is the 17th most popular language in "Wikipedia", and in use by Google and Skype.
4 February 2008
Esperanto, the International Language, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008 by two Swiss MP's, Gisele Ory and Francine John-Calame.
Esperanto is also being promoted under the Slovenian Presidency of the European Parliament. An exhibition to show Esperanto's potential has been organised in the European Parliament, in Brussels, by Euro-MP Ljudmila Novak. Ms Novak also speaks Esperanto fluently.
The language is in constant use from international conferences to original literature, as well as daily radio broadcasts and through the internet. In a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now placed within the top 100 languages, of all 6,000 languages worldwide. It is the 17th most popular language in "Wikipedia", and in use by Google and Skype.
Another Esperanto-speaking MEP Margoreta Handzlik (Poland), has begun a campaign to save taxpayers' money in the European Parliament - http://www.lingvo.org/grin/GRIN_en.pdf Esperanto is gaining support from MP's at Westminster - http://www.esperanto-gb.org/eab_news/2008-01-05_nobel.htm
To check that Esperanto is a living language see - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8837438938991452670
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