If in the EU Parliament everyone spoke at the same time, which would be the result? The European Union has 24 official languages. And here in the Parliament, multilingualism is a part of everyday business. Each Member of the Parliament has the right to speak in their own language.

Respecting the language diversity is one of the basic rights within the European Union.

"The Union shall respect cultural, religious and linguistic diversity."

As the Italian novelist Umberto Eco said: "the language of Europe is translation"

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