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The European Parliament's Secretary General, Klaus Welle, has urged Euro to speak more and to stick to their language instead of using English. This is to help the of interpreters who work at the . Mr Welle said many interpreters were encountering difficulties doing their . He said: "It's extremely important that people do not speak too ." He asked politicians not to use English if it was not their language as this complicates things for the translators. He added: "It's also important for interpreters that people speak their own language. If the politicians speak a language, the quality of interpretation goes down."

There are 24 languages spoken at the European Parliament. The most additions are Croatian, Irish, Bulgarian and Romanian. A small of 330 interpreters is employed to ensure everyone understands each . The parliament employs an 1,800 freelancers. It also has about 700 , who translate over 100,000 pages month. If everyone followed Mr Welle's request, only politicians from the UK would be allowed to speak English, even though many members are -lingual. Many prefer to speak in English to avoid the of having several simultaneous interpreters. The parliament's annual for interpreters is $50 million.

 
 

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