Philippe Van Parijs

Professor at the University of Louvain, Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics, chair of the Brussels Council for Multilingualism. Author of Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World, Oxford 2011.


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Let’s take back our language!

On the linguistic preconditions of European democracy

English is the language that makes communication between speakers of different languages less difficult and more inclusive than any other. With the enlargement process it became the lingua franca of the EU. Brexit will not change this – on the contrary, the UK’s departure is an occasion for Europeans to confidently reclaim a continental hybrid.

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