There is some policy response from EU education institutions to these trends. The voluntary EU policy launched in 2005 had the aspiration that those in education should speak their mother tongue plus two European languages. This has recently been modified. The stated objective now is that they speak mother tongue plus one European language (no doubt English) and one other (code for Mandarin, Japanese, Arab, an African language or wherever cultural or geo-political interests lead).
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