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Latin Union

Founded on 1954 by the Constituent Agreement of Madrid, the Latin Union (Spanish: Unión Latina; French: Union Latine; Italian: Unione Latina; Portuguese: União Latina; Romanian: Uniunea Latină) exists as an institution since 1983. In the seventeen years of functional existence, the number of States that became members by means of the ratification of the Constituent Agreement of Madrid or by adhesion increased from 12 to 35, at the moment covering countries in all parts of the world. In agreement with the established interpretative recommendations in 1992, an applicant country for membership must satisfies one or several to the following criteria: linguistic criteria (official language derived from Latin; Latin-derived language used in education; Latin-derived language in mass media or in the daily life); linguistic-cultural criteria (existence of a significant literature in Latin-derived language; press and publication in Latin-derived language; television with a strong proportion of the programming in Latin-derived language; radio widely spread in Latin language); cultural criteria (direct or indirect inheritance of the patrimony of Old Rome, to which the States show their fidelity and that they perpetuate mainly through the education of the Latin, the cultural education of Latin-derived foreign languages, interchanges with other Latin countries, the organization of the society, particularly in the legal plane, the respect, actually, of the fundamental liberties, the general principles of human rights and democracy, the tolerance and the freedom of religion).

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1 Member States
2 See also
3 External link

Member States

The Latin Union is present in four continents including at the moment

The official languages of the Latin Union are: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. The four first are used as working languages. All the texts of general diffusion are translated in these four languages and some also in

See also

External link