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Guest post by Mahama Tawat is Research Associate at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare and Assistant Professor at the Higher School of Economics. One way Hurricane Irma is making waves these days in the US is through the revelation that about half the American population on the mainland does not… » read more

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Naufrage et langue de bois

Un blog de notre invitée Véronique Likforman, Secrétaire Générale, DLF Bruxelles-Europe. L’Europe pourrait couler, les Européens ne l’écoutent plus ; et presque personne ne se demande s’il ne faudrait pas leur parler une langue qu’ils comprennent : la leur. L’Europe, vingt-quatre langues officielles. Plutôt que s’exprimer chacun dans la sienne pour être parfaitement compris des… » read more

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Guest blog post by Alexandre Rousset, promoteur du “latin moderne”. Voyant la frénésie actuelle pour l’anglais, langue d’aucun pays du continent européen (hormis Gibraltar) mais supposée le meilleur outil pour sa communication internationale, on se demande pourquoi n’est pas plus développée la langue qui se comprend le plus et le mieux en Europe de l’ouest… » read more

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Entretien de Dominique Hoppe avec Monsieur Michel Soubies, nouveau représentant de l’Assemblée des Fonctionnaires Francophone des Organisations Internationales (AFFOI monde) à Bruxelles. Précision apportée par Monsieur Soubies : Les considérations qui suivent ne doivent pas être prises comme une attaque contre l’anglais mais bien comme un appel à valoriser une des grandes richesses de l’Union… » read more

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How to trust Europe again?

Guest blogpost by Dorine van Woerden, adviser on European affairs. The European Union is in itself a remarkable achievement. It is the result of a process of voluntary economic and political integration between the nation states of Europe. Nevertheless, the EU currently faces a number of challenges that threaten the progress that has been made… » read more

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By Russell Blair One of a person’s most important identities is their membership in a language community. In Europe, the nation-state and a national language community are mutually reinforcing. This is the result of conscious decisions to privilege one indigenous language or dialect and suppress all others. The goals, largely achieved, were administrative efficiency and… » read more

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Guest Post by Dan LUCA. Blog: Casa Europei The European Union can encourage and facilitate cooperation between Member States in order to develop quality education, however unlike in other policy area’s the EU cannot harmonise any law or regulation of the Member States. The content and organisation of education systems and their cultural and linguistic… » read more

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