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Sep 20, 2018

Savoisians’ Enduring Commitment for Minority Rights Recognition and Protection

La version française de l'article "Les Savoisiens Continuent d’Agir pour la Reconnaissance des Droits des Minorités" est disponible en format PDF.   On 14 and 15 September 2018, UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly took place in the Alpine mountains, in the city of Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc. Far from being coincidental, the choice of such a location reflects the importance...

Sep 20, 2018

Savoisians’ Enduring Commitment for Minority...

While the UNPO’s Extraordinary General Assembly was recently held in the heart of the mountainous reefs of Savoy, the preservation of the Savoisian culture, politics and language has become of great...

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Feb 02, 2017

Savoy: Raclette Cheese Gets EU Quality Logo

  The following article was published by The Local:   Pretenders to the (cheese) throne should fear Friday’s news that the Savoy raclette is now officially enshrined on the EU register...

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Nov 24, 2016

Brittany and Savoy: French Minority Groups Claim...

Below find an article published by Le Monde: L’Association des nations de l’Hexagone réclame la reconnaissance par la France du statut de minorité nationale. Elle sera entendue...

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Oct 14, 2016

Savoy and Brittany: Proposed Bill to Promote Regional...

  Below is the proposed bill as published by the Assemblée Nationale: ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE CONSTITUTION DU 4 OCTOBRE 1958 QUATORZIÈME LÉGISLATURE Enregistré...

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May 11, 2015

ANH Offers Platform for Union Agreement between...

ANH was founded in order to promote cultural and economic links between the regions, and the overall multicultural richness, of France. Among its objectives are the following: promoting the recognition...

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Apr 07, 2015

Civil Disobedience Icon Fabrice Dugerdil is R...

UNPO is relieved to hear that Mr Dugerdil’s incarceration has finally come to an end, after more than two months of imprisonment. As happens for all prisoners, Mr Dugerdil’s sentence was reduced...

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Mar 10, 2015

Civil Disobedience Icon Fabrice Dugerdil Ceases...

UNPO congratulates Mr Fabrice Dugerdil for the courage and determination he showed during his hunger strike. Through this non-violent struggle, he put his own well-being at risk for the Savosian cause. UNPO...

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Mar 06, 2015

UNPO Supports Savosian Activist Fabrice Dugerdil...

Mr Fabrice Dugerdil is still detained at the Bonneville Prison. He was arrested on 28 January 2015 and has been suffering since from difficult conditions of detention. For a whole month, he was kept isolated...

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Feb 26, 2015

UNPO Speaks at Public Information Meeting Organised...

The meeting was opened by a short speech by Mr Jean-Marc Peillex, Mayor of Saint-Gervais, who briefly introduced the event and the underlying issues. Mr Peillex, addressing the audience, underlined how...

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Feb 25, 2015

Symbol of Civil Disobedience Fabrice Dugerdil...

Mr Dugerdil’s friends and colleagues are increasingly worried about his health and the poor conditions of his detention. Despite the importance of his Gandhian initiative, his wife had pleaded with him...

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Feb 13, 2015

Savoy Activist Jailed Following Peaceful Protest...

Following participation in a peaceful protest in Bonneville, Savoy, on 8 November 2014, the French authorities arrested Mr Dugerdil on 28 January 2015 and accused him of organising an unauthorised demonstration;...

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Nov 13, 2014

Savoy: Denied Access to Remembrance Ceremonies...

Below is a summary of an article written by Fabrice Dugerdil: On 9 November 2014, 8 Savosians were prevented from attending a remembrance ceremony for World War I in the town of Bonneville.  The...

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Oct 10, 2014

Savoy’s Long-Ignored Struggle for Self-Determination...

The history of Savoy is defined by various political victories and defeats. On 9 June 1815, the Final Act of the Congress of Vienna signified the end of French rule over Savoy. Nevertheless, on 24 March...

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