According to a report published by Istituto Cervantes, in 2012 Spanish mothertongues were 495 millions and within 2013 it will be spoken by 7,5% of the world population. So, Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese. “Yet in Europe it is not considered given that both in the European patent and public announcements of personnel selection the only admitted languages are English, French and German. In this way they keep out also Italian, the fourth most studied language in the world”, comments Giorgio Pagano, leader of Esperanto Radical Association.
“This says it all about the oligarchic path of the European Union, in which hegemony and economic competition are realised by excluding other peoples, cutting their languages and making them dumb or enslaved”, continues Pagano.
“The current state of affairs influences a lot the competitiveness of European workers, making them less competitive than their native – English – speaker colleagues, who don’t have the advantage because of their skills but for the simple fact that English is their mother tongue. Our young people continue to be told the lie that English will help them to easily get a job abroad, but it’s clear we must reverse course: it’s absolutely necessary to stop the oligarchic drift and to affirm continental federalism, starting with the linguistic one. In Europe, the representatives of the discriminated languages, as Italian and Spanish, should take charge of this situation and act in order to change it”, concludes Pagano.