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(Jan 11, 2013)
Finnish speakers in eight additional districts in
The new districts are Borlänge, Enköping, Finspång, Luleå, Motala, Sandviken, Uddevalla and Örebro. Finnish-language government services will now be offered in 40 Swedish districts. (Finnish Language Rights Expanded in Sweden, supra.) Approximately 5.5% of the country's people speak Finnish as a primary language or come from a Finnish family; it therefore is a matter of potential interest to half a million people. Finns have lived in parts of what is now
The national government will compensate local authorities for the costs of providing public services in an additional language. (
Recent figures show that over 5.5% of
|Author:||Constance Johnson More by this author|
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Last updated: 01/11/2013