The European Union, its Institutions and its Languages: Some Language Political Observations

@inproceedings{Els2001TheEU,
  title={The European Union, its Institutions and its Languages: Some Language Political Observations},
  author={T.J.M. van Els},
  year={2001}
}
The present 15 member states of the European Union have acknowledged 11 languages as the 'official and working-languages' for use within the organisation. In principle these languages are fully equal. The future expansion with new member states may bring the number of 'official and working-languages' to over 20. It is expected that institutional communication within the European Union – which is not without problems under the present circumstances – will become more and more laborious with each… CONTINUE READING

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