The Corner

The Brussels Tongue

NR Intern Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky has another interesting find which you frog-lovers will appreciate: Though illegal under EU law, French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin has asked French nationals at the European Union to “systematically privilege” French speaking applicants from the newest EU members from the east. There’s more though: Carlos e-mails: “European Convention President Valery Giscard d’Estaing–charged with overseeing the drafting of Europe’s new constitution–has sent the 400-page document to the prestigious Académie Française for review. A Giscard spokesman defended the action on the grounds that the constitutional text is too ‘Brussels French.’”

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