作者：William Watkinson 来源：ibtimes.co.uk 2016-06-28 13:49
Two French politicians have called for the English language to be scrapped as one of the official languages of the EU after the UK voted to leave the bloc. French mayor Robert Ménard, the mayor of the southern French town of Béziers, said that English no longer has "any legitimacy" in Brussels.
The call for English to be ditched as one of the 24 'official languages' was also echoed by Jean-Luc Melenchon, the leader of France's far-left Left Party.
On Thursday 23 June the UK decided to leave the 28-nation bloc and even if English is considered the universal language of business it may still be dropped by the organisation as an official means of communication.
Unlike most other EU nations the French have a strained relationship with the English language. In 1994 French advertisers were forced to only use their national language in an attempt to stem the influx of English words.
He adding that even the Irish would have no problem if the English language disappears from EU officialdom as their main language is Gaelic — not English. Up until now the EU uses 24 official and working languages, with English being the most dominant in communications between officials.