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German 'should be a working language of EU', says Merkel's party

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2013

German should be an official language of the European Union along with English and French, according to the draft election manifesto of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrat Union party.

A sign in  English, German and French

The inferior status of German is a long-standing grievance for Berlin, which points out that it has over 100 million speakers, including German-speaking minorities in Belgium, Denmark, Italy and Poland Photo: ALAMY

The Telegraph, By , Berlin, 18 Jun 2013

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