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Sep 2017

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After Brexit, EU English will be free to morph into a distinct variety (The Guardian)

by Cathleen O'Grady Monday 25 September 2017 16.13 BST The European parliament building sporting some of the languages spoken by EU member states. Photograph: Christian Lutz/AP The newfound neutrality of English in Europe may help it survive Brexit as the EU’s lingua franca ... with the addition of a few distinctly un-British quirks.If your planification isn’t up to snuff, you might need...

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Aug 2017

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Moscovici affirme, plaisantant à peine, que le français sera la « langue officielle » de l'UE post-Brexit (La Vanguardia - Política)

Traducción: Ivon Lara Vasquez Bruxelles, 26 juin (EFE).  Aujourd’hui, Pierre Moscovici, Commissaire européen aux affaires économiques et financières, a affirmé sur le ton de la plaisanterie, lors d'un débat de la Commission européenne où il est intervenu dans sa langue maternelle, que le français sera la « langue officielle » de l’Europe post-Brexit. Devant...

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Aug 2017

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Moscovici bromea que el francés será "la lengua oficial" de la UE "posbrexit" (La Vanguardia - Politica)

26/06/2017 19:52Bruselas, 26 jun (EFE).- El comisario europeo de Asuntos Económicos y Financieros, Pierre Moscovici, bromeó hoy con que el francés será "la lengua oficial" en la Europa "posbrexit", durante un debate en la Comisión Europea en el que intervino en su lengua materna."Voy a aprovechar la presencia de traductores para hablar en francés, que, como sabéis, en la Europa 'posbrexit'...

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Jun 2017

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Thanks, Brits – Brexit has vaccinated Europe against populism (Jean Quatremer)

The Guardian - Thursday 15 June 2017 13.08 BST Even after the election we don’t know what you want. But your act of self-harm has brought the EU’s members together, and dealt heavy blows to nationalistsWatching Brexit unfold is such a pleasure. One year on from the referendum of 23 June 2016, it is now clear that what we predicted is coming true: leaving the European Union is...

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May 2017

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Prepare British children for life after Brexit – teach them another language

The Conversation, April 10th, 2017 The formal negotiations to untangle the UK from the intricacies of the European Union are now well underway. And it is clear that looking forward, Britain’s new relationship with the EU will necessitate conducting trade and political communications in a new dynamic – one which is unlikely to be done in the medium of English. When the UK leaves the EU there...

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May 2017

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English will not be an official EU language after Brexit, says senior MEP (archives)

"No other EU country has English as their official language and so it could lose its status"By Hortense Goulard 6/27/16, 5:47 PM CET Updated 10/23/16, 6:47 PM CET Danuta Hübner, the head of the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO), warned Monday that English will not be one of the European Union’s official languages after Britain leaves the EU.English is one of the...

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May 2017

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Brexit: English is losing its importance in Europe, says Juncker

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/eu-referendum European commission chief’s remark follows Theresa May’s broadside against EU ‘meddling’ in UK elections Jennifer Rankin in Florence Friday 5 May 2017 12.15 BST Last modified on Friday 5 May 2017 12.24 BST The English language is losing its importance in Europe, the president of the European commission has said amid simmering tensions...

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Apr 2017

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How Britain’s monolingualism will hold back its economy after Brexit

The Conversation, March 31st, 2017 As the UK prepares to leave the EU, it has a huge number of considerations to ensure its economy prospers. One, which is perhaps overlooked, is Britain’s language policy and how important this is as an economic resource. A strategic language policy and the cultivation of language experts in post-Brexit Britain are essential if it wants to connect with fresh...

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Apr 2017

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How London's Goethe-Institut is fighting for foreign languages amidst Brexit

Deutsche Welle, 29.03.2017

What does Brexit mean for language-learning and cultural exchange in the UK? The head of London's Goethe-Institut told DW that the impact is already being felt - but she remains optimistic for the future.

Angela Kaya heads the Goethe-Institut in London and coordinates the Goethe-Institut offices in northwestern Europe.

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Nov 2016

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What will be the linguistic implications of the Brexit ?

The Brexit will take place because, as the British Prime Minister explained, whether one approves of it or not, it was a political choice of the British people which must be completely accepted.It is quite obvious that the Brexit will have no consequences on the situation of the English language in the world. English is the second language spoken after Chinese and is the most taught in the world,...

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Oct 2016

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Les négociations sur le Brexit seront conduites en français pour la simple raison

que Michel Barnier est le Commissaire que Jean-Claude Junker a nommé pour conduire la négociation. Mais il est conforme au régime de l'Union européenne que chacun s'exprime dans la langue officielle de son choix. C'est ce qu'a rappelé Angela Merkel en déclarant : "Si mon information est exacte, chacun de nous est libre de s'exprimer dans sa propre langue, et attendu que Mr. Barnier est un...

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Oct 2016

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Theresa May slaps down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French (Telegraph News)

The Telegraph NewsBy Laura Hughes, Political Correspondent21 October 2016 • 3:27pmTheresa May slaps down demands by the EU that the Brexit negotiations are conducted in French... Mr Barnier was on Friday reported to have demanded that EU and British officials conduct all major Brexit talks in French, in what was seen as an attempt to humiliate Mrs May at her first Brussels summit. Asked about...

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