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'Stop using so much English', French journalists tell EU Commission
French journalists in Brussels complain Commission uses too much English
Do you speak 'Euro English'?
The unofficial English of the EU has its supporters and its critics, but is it a 'real' language or just a result of bad learning?
'Goodbye and good riddance': EU diplomat's joke was final word to UK
Irena Andrassy, the Croatian ambassador to the EU, told her British counterpart "thank you, goodbye, and good riddance" at his last meeting of EU ambassadors.
Who are the best English speakers in Europe?
A new report on English proficiency ranks countries based on an online test.
Yowza! Scrabble stays on fleek with 3,000 new words to its dictionary
The popular board game has added nearly 3,000 new words to its dictionary including "fleek" and "yowza".
French ranked bottom in EU for level of English
A new report says France has the lowest level of English proficiency of any European Union country, while Swedes were ranked the best internationally.
Why this year's boiling summer is good news for English sparkling wine
The scorching temperatures have now subsided but leave behind the promise of what could turn out to be the finest ever vintage of English sparkling wine.
French language police: 'It’s information fallacieuse not fake news’
Donald Trump's catchphrase 'fake news' has crossed linguistic barriers and is used across Europe. But now the French have attempted to stop its spread.
European students 'learning more languages than their US counterparts'
European students are learning more languages than their American counterparts, according to a new study.
Is English really losing importance in Europe?
In May, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker declared that: “slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe”.
Six-hundred-year-old Henry V warship 'found in English river'
A historian is believed to have found a 600-year-old English warship lying in mud in a river in southern England. Holigost (Holy Ghost) was a key cog
Sir Ian McKellan plays Sherlock Holmes in a new movie about the sleuth's final case
Sir Ian McKellan plays Sherlock Holmes as you have never seen him before. He is the sleuth in a new movie about the fictional character created by
English and Spanish among happiest languages
Human language has a tendency to be slanted towards happy words, according to a new study. And Spanish was found to be the world’s happiest
No island is an island - Europe and all its languages
It is no secret that Britons are apprehensive when it comes to learning languages – perhaps the reason that English is widely spoken around the world
Back to our roots
City life, its speed, excitement, variety, culture and job opportunities act as a magnet for young people. But not everyone of a certain age yearns
Adventures in teaching
Just a few weeks ago, Eva might not have believed she would be singing into a microphone in front of her students. This 25-year-old teacher from
Studies abroad booming trend in Europe
Sixteen-year old Elea is off to school. But this isn’t any old school day for this young French pupil. She has decided to move to Finland for a
From hatred to hope. Ending religious intolerance
The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin is a powerful symbol of remembrance for the Jews who were murdered in Europe during World War Two. For many young
The Art Connection
Lea Rasovszky, a 26-year-old Romanian artist certainly looks the part – but as they say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. She is on her way
In search of new horizons and brighter career prospects, Robin and Aafke took the plunge to work abroad. The budding radiographers set sail from the
Being a film producer
Generation Y followed Vladimer and Judit, two young film producers trying to get their movies made. Vladimir comes from Georgia and Judit from
Preserving the Future
Turkey is the youngest country in Europe. The average age of its population is below 30. It is also the most ancient. An invaluable cultural
The mysticism of the Far East has long enchanted Westerners – and one young Belgian is no exception. Though he admits China is not without its
Voyage of Self-Discovery
There are lots of ways to see the world. You can go as a tourist, work abroad, study, or you can become a volunteer. Saskia, Imanol, Pedro and
Slumdog Theatre inspires Roma youngsters
Art and culture have always been powerful tools for empowering young people. In Moldava nad Bodvou in eastern Slovakia, a group of Roma youngsters
Culture without obstacles
Breathing new life into the old, regenerating scrap, teaching people to look at new ways of using waste. Removing barriers and challenging