Global NewsFrance Frowns At EU Moves To Offer Job Application...

France Frowns At EU Moves To Offer Job Application Tests In English

-

- Advertisment -spot_img
FLASH SALES

France Government is advocating fighting for the role of the French language in the European Union and against applications for EU positions in English only.

A corresponding complaint before the European Court of Justice is set to enter the decisive phase on Thursday with the oral hearing in Luxembourg.

France is criticising “unjustified unequal treatment on the basis of language” because some tests in certain areas are only conducted in English.

FREE DELIVERY

“The European Union’s duty is to preserve the richness of its cultural and linguistic diversity and to ensure the protection and development of Europe’s cultural heritage has been violated,” the complaint says.

If such language practices were to be systematised for all application procedures, according to French diplomatic circles, English would be favoured as the only language in the long term.

Read AlsoElebute, Inuwa, Owodeyi, Onijingin Join The Board Of Rite Foods Limited

This would run counter to the multilingualism to which they feel committed. The issue is an emotional one for France.

“France’s problem is that we have gone from a situation in which French was the international language to one in which it no longer is,” political scientist Christian Lequesne told dpa.

There is also certain nostalgia involved. A lot of French was spoken when the European institutions were being set up, and almost all diplomats used to speak the language. In the meantime, this has declined massively.

A spokeswoman for the European Commission said the body does not comment on ongoing court proceedings; but it is endeavouring to promote multilingualism. An important part of the selection procedures has always been carried out in all 24 official languages.

A judgment is not expected for several months. (dpa/NAN)

newswebbs
newswebbshttps://newswebbs.com
New Webbs is an independent online news platform launched with the aim of connecting the world with the latest news on the web.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Rite Foods Launches Powerful New Sausage AD Campaign

Lagos, Nigeria - Rite Sausage Rolls, for 16 years, have been a staple in the lives of Nigerians, providing...

Police Nab 29-year-old Man Over Girlfriend’s Death

Abeokuta, Nigeria - A 29-year-old man, identified as Jamiu Salihu has been arrested by the operatives of Ogun State...

Nigerian Troops Uncovers Over 40 Oil Wells In Rivers States

Rivers State, Nigeria - In a latest fight against oil theft, Troops of the Nigerian Army 6 Division, Port...

Ghana Passes Bill Against Identifying As LGBTQ+

The highly contentious Anti-LGBTQ+ bill has been passed by Ghana’s parliament after about three years of continued deliberations. As reported by...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

NIES 2024: TotalEnergies Wins Best Upstream Company Award

FCT, Nigeria - TotalEnergies has been rated the Upstream Company of the Year (2023) at the ongoing Nigeria International...

IA-Foundation Holds 5th Annual Fundraising Event For Out-Of-School Children

Lagos, Nigeria - The IA-Foundation, an international charity trust dedicated to transforming lives through education in Nigeria and Africa,...

Must read

IA-Foundation Holds 5th Annual Fundraising Event For Out-Of-School Children

Lagos, Nigeria - The IA-Foundation, an international charity trust...

South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire, Other Embassies Owing $5.3M Ground Rents In Abuja

Abuja, Nigeria - Foreign embassies and high commissions owed...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you