About: OIF

Languages & Culture 29-10-2012

OIF defends Qatar’s admission to French-speaking club

Leaders of French-speaking nations in the Francophonie organisation OIF officially welcomed the Gulf state of Qatar as a new associate member this month, raising eyebrows in some quarters over the club's membership criteria. But OIF officials defended the decision, saying Doha had demonstrated its commitment to the French language.
Languages & Culture 29-10-2012

OIF chief: Qatar has demonstrated ‘tangible signs of commitment to Francophonie’

Qatar's recent admission to the club of French-speaking nations, the International Organisation of La Francophonie (OIF), was met with scepticism in some quarters. But OIF administrator Clément Duhaime says the Gulf state has demonstrated its commitment to the French language.
Languages & Culture 08-06-2012

OIF Ambassador: ‘We are a partner of political mobilisation’ on aid policy

As the European Union embarks on a major revamp of its aid policies to the developing world, the Francophonie organisation believes its close ties with French-speaking African nations can help the Union with "political mobilisation" on development issues.
Languages & Culture 08-06-2012

‘Francophonie’ stresses supporting role in EU aid policy

As the European Union embarks on a major revamp of its aid policies to the developing world, the Francophonie organisation believes its close ties with French-speaking African nations can help the Union with "political mobilisation" on development issues.
Languages & Culture 05-04-2011

Future of French language ‘to be decided in Brussels’

Officials at the International Francophony Organisation (OIF) have warned of "catastrophic" use of French in EU institutions, as the language's position in Brussels becomes ever more fragile, a conference heard last week (31 March).

Romania threatens to leave Francophony organisation

Angered by the attitude of France, its traditional ally, towards its bid to join Schengen, Romania is considering leaving the OIF, the International Francophony Organisation, a leading Romanian MEP told EURACTIV yesterday (12 January).

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