Europe report highlights concern about Welsh language
16 January 2014 Last updated at 20:20 GMT
A report before European ministers has highlighted concerns about the delivery of health and care services through the medium of Welsh.
It comes as experts say they are already worried by a fall in the number of Welsh speakers, particularly in the traditional heartland areas of north and west Wales.
According to census data in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire the proportion of the population who speak Welsh has fallen blow half for the first time.
Roger Pinney reports.