Saturday, June 11, 2011
Europe is the region where Portuguese, similar to French and Spanish, faces the most difficulty. This in spite of its importance "as a large international language" and with a growing economic relevance, said the president of the Instituto Camões.
A related article is this one:
when new numbers for approximate French speakers worldwide came out, showing growth from 200 million to 220 million over just three years. At the same time, it showed a weakening presence in Europe.