Working language

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A working language is the language of communication within a multilingual supranational organization, company or institution. Most international associations such as the UN , OECD , NATO , ASEAN , the Council of Europe or the EU have official languages and official working languages.

The European Union essentially uses three working languages, which are also the three most widely spoken and most learned languages; namely German ( mother tongue : 18%; foreign language : 14%), English (13%; 38%) and French (14%; 14%). Negotiations, discussions and all publications by the European institutions are mainly conducted or announced in one of these three languages.

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Wiktionary: Working language  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations

Individual evidence

  1. Many languages ​​for one Europe. Language in the European Union ( Memento of June 1, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) - PDF; 2.8 MB