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Learning languages a way out of crisis, says Vassiliou

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2014


Learning foreign languages can become a way for Europeans to exit the economic doldrums and find employment opportunities across borders, says language and culture Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou.

As well as producing more mobile and language-savvy citizens, European institutions and businesses should   learn to better cope with a multilingual society, Vassiliou told a conference of policymakers and academics at   the European Economic and Social Committee on Tuesday (5 March), an EU consultative body.

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