Thursday, June 27, 2013
There's a new poll on the right, which came about from a number of articles a few week ago on giving German equal status to English and French in the European Parliament, Commission and Council. This article in English and this one in French provide some background.
The official Wahlprogramm for the CDU is here as pdf (128 pages), and on the German language in the EU it has the following:
Deutsch ist die meistgesprochene Muttersprache und eine der drei
German is the most spoken mother tongue and one of the three
Verfahrenssprachen in der Europäischen Union. Wir
procedural languages in the European Union. We
setzen uns dafür ein, die deutsche Sprache in Europa weiter zu
are committed, the German language in Europe further to
stärken. Unser Ziel ist, dass sie in den EU-Behörden und
strengthen. Our goal is that it in the EU agencies and
-Verwaltungen mit dem Englischen und Französischen
authorities with English and French
gleich behandelt wird.
be treated equally.
I had considered putting in a great number of options, but there is almost no end to the options: an IAL should be the working language and all others should be given equal status, German and Spanish should be added, only English should be the working language, English and an IAL, etc. etc. etc., so simple is probably best here.