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Languages and the Digital Single Market

The citizens of the European Union communicate in its 24 official languages, approximately 60 regional and minority languages, and 31 national and regional sign languages. Some of these have many millions of native and foreign speakers, whereas others are spoken by just a few thousand people each. Continue reading

Regional and minority languages in the European Union

Nearly half of the approximately six thousand languages spoken in the world are vulnerable or in danger of disappearing. In the EU, 40 to 50 million people speak one of its 60 regional and minority languages (RMLs), some of which are at serious risk. Continue reading

Endangered languages in the EU

Written by Sarah Sheil and Magdalena Pasikowska-Schnass Many languages currently spoken in Europe are endangered and some are at imminent risk of extinction. Though education and language policies remain the competence of Member States, the EU has taken initiatives to promote multilingualism and preserve its linguistic diversity, including measures in support of regional or minority … Continue reading

Endangered languages in the EU

In line with wider global trends, many languages currently spoken in Europe are endangered and some are at imminent risk of extinction. Though education and language policies remain the competence of Member States (MS), the EU has taken initiatives to promote multilingualism and preserve European linguistic diversity, including measures in support of regional or minority … Continue reading

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