President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz has said in an interview to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung that if he is elected President of the European Commission in the upcoming May elections, he will further promote German as an official EU working language. As he pointed out, 80% of all official EU documents are submitted in English, 15% in French and only about 5% in German, so his intention is to balance out the use of the German language.

As Schulz told the Süddeutsche ...

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