Europe: Parliament split over language teaching

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Thu Mar 26 14:27:55 UTC 2009

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Parliament split over language teaching

The European Parliament yesterday (24 March) agreed that more must be
done to encourage Europeans to learn foreign languages. But the EU
assembly was divided over how far the Union should go in backing
minority language teaching.

Parliamentarians voting on a report drafted by Portuguese centre-right
MEP Vasco Gra├ža Moura (EPP-ED) instead approved an alternative
resolution - tabled by the Spanish Socialists (PSOE) and Spanish
regional parties CiU, PNV, EA and ICV.

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