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WRITTEN QUESTION E-2376/99 by John Cushnahan (PPE-DE) to the Commission. Esperanto.

Official Journal 203 E , 18/07/2000 P. 0170 - 0170


WRITTEN QUESTION E-2376/99

by John Cushnahan (PPE-DE) to the Commission

(16 December 1999)

Subject: Esperanto

Would the Commission give consideration to the inclusion of Esperanto as one of the EU working languages?

Answer given by Mr Prodi on behalf of the Commission

(6 January 2000)

In accordance with Article 290 of the EC Treaty, The rules governing the languages of the institutions of the Community shall [mldr] be determined by the Council, acting unanimously. That Article does not provide for any proposal on the part of the Commission.