According to an article by the Wall Street Journal, the privileged status of English as an official EU language is likely to wane as some institutions are already focusing increasingly on French and German as replacements.
Although there are 24 official languages in the European Union only three (English, German, French) had so far been recognized as working languages by the EU’s executive branch. That is about to change, with important speeches set be delivered – symbolically perhaps – in French and German only.
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