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

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

 
 

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