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Languages & Culture 20-07-2009

Culture chief: ‘Room for improvement’ in EU’s use of German

There is still room for improvement regarding the number of documents translated into German by the European institutions, despite recent growth in the number of German EU officials using their native language professionally, Margareta Hauschild, director of the Goethe-Institut Belgien, told EURACTIV in an interview.
Languages & Culture 02-04-2008

Orban: Importance of multilingualism ‘will not diminish’

The multilingualism portfolio is too important to be sacrificed by the next European Commission, Multilingualism Commissioner Leonard Orban said in an interview with EURACTIV Romania. As proof of this, Turkish could become the next official EU language provided that Cyprus concludes reunification talks, he indicated.
Languages & Culture 28-03-2008

Suard: ‘Taking languages too seriously kills them’

Defending the multiplicity of languages in the EU is the best way of protecting them as taking a single language too seriously will only succeed in killing it, argues Catherine Suard of the French Institute in Sofia in an interview with EURACTIV Bulgaria. 

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