We are all, in a certain way, speechless. Remember your first study abroad in a foreign country, with the family welcoming you and you did not understand a word? Or when ordering a nice dish at the restaurant becomes a real surprise party ? Politicians, companies but also some citizen tend to think that without fluency in English it might become difficult to find a job or a school-exchange abroad.
Debating Europe leads an interesting research on this topic, asking Members of the European Parliament, but also citizen from all over Europe, what they think about multi-linguism, and ask young citizen if English should really be the first language in Europe.