Barroso defends Romania’s new ‘multilingualism’ job

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Barroso defends Romania's new 'multilingualism' job

15.11.2006 – 09:29 CET | By Lucia Kubosova
EUOBSERVER / STRASBOURG – European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has played down criticism from socialist MEPs who said multilingualism is not a good enough portfolio for the new Romanian commissioner.

“Translation is the language of Europe,” the commission chief told journalists in Strasbourg on Tuesday (14 November), quoting Italian linguist and author Umberto Eco.
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