[tz] [DRAFT] EU-related changes likely ??? here???s a heads-up

Philip Paeps philip at trouble.is
Wed Sep 19 07:28:01 UTC 2018

On 2018-09-19 11:01:23 (+0800), Phake Nick wrote:
>在 2018年9月17日週一 18:14,Tony Finch <dot at dotat.at> 寫道:
>>Clive D.W. Feather <clive at davros.org> wrote:
>>>It will remain an official EU language because of Ireland (Irish has 
>>>never been an official EU language).
>>Irish has been an official working language since 2007 -
>>But it's more complicated than that: Irish has been a "treaty 
>>language" since 1973, which means it was official in some (but not 
>>all) contexts.  And since 2007 there is a derogation which says not 
>>all documents have to be translated into Irish; this derogation will 
>>end by 2022.
>>There's a fairly good summary at 
>>with some discussion of the arguments around the status of English a 
>>few paragraphs below.
>My understanding is that each country could have more than one official 
>language like with Ireland they can have English together with Irish? 
>And there's also Malta

Sure.  Belgium has three official languages, for example.  So does 
Luxembourg.  And there are others with two or more official languages.

The interesting thing about Irish is that it's not the most widely 
spoken language in any member state.

Irish and English are both official languages of Ireland.


Philip Paeps
Senior Reality Engineer
Ministry of Information

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