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There are still no easy answers to whether limits should be placed on the number of official languages in EU decision-making

Fernández Vítores, David (2014) There are still no easy answers to whether limits should be placed on the number of official languages in EU decision-making. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Nov 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The EU has 24 official languages and the Member States have made a formal commitment to maintain linguistic diversity within the EU’s institutions. As David Fernández Vítores notes, however, there is wide disagreement over whether a smaller number of working languages such as English and French should be used in specific cases. He writes that while multilingualism is important for preserving equality between states, it can also have a negative effect on the overall efficiency of decision-making.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2020 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71637

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