Spain asks to include Catalan, Basque and Galician as EU official languages


With this request, the government wants the Spanish languages ​​other than Castilian that are officially in Spain to be included in the language regime of the European Union.

On Thursday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, officially requested on behalf of the government that Basque, Catalan and Galician be included in the language regime of the European Union.

To this end, the Minister requests that Regulation No. 1, which regulates the language regime in accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU, be amended so that the “Spanish languages ​​other than Castilian that enjoy official status in the EU” are included in the EU . Spain”.

At the same time, the minister has asked the Presidency of the Council of the EU for “specific information on the evolution of this case”.

“Spain speaks Spanish, but it also speaks Catalan, Basque and Galician, and it is our duty and responsibility to guarantee space for the representation, use and knowledge of languages,” added the acting president of the government, Pedro Sánchez, up to it.

Source: EITB


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