EU in crisis, a federal language is missing
Statement by Giorgio Pagano
"People can hardly united when they don't have a common language, and now the knot is only getting tighter," says Giorgio Pagano, Secretary of the Esperanto Radical Association.
"Reliable papers confirm that what is happening is exactly what we've been expecting for some time now: the progressive deteoration and loss of the European Union's nucleus. If the goverments' policies are actually moving towards and ever-greater disposession of Brussels's collective powers, as the anlaysts' predictions say, then it will no longer be possible to talk about the unification of the United States of Europe, but mere pacts between states, based on a common coin," Pagano continues.
"In this negative process it's impossible to say that the lack of a Federal language didn't have its impact; it would have guaranteed equal cultural and economical opportunity to the EU member states and would have acted as a glue to bring the states closer at the same time: However, we have seen the complete opposite, a ever-more rigid English-language colonization and a gradual imposition of the Anglo-Franco-Germanic (coincidentally the northern languages), which does nothing but inhale the public opinion, it sees Europe as the Italian déjà vu of the gap that exists between the North and South, and raises the walls between different people rather than breaking then down.
This is why, as Democrats and a Federalists, we must make it a priority to adopt Esperanto as the common language, as Eco had already forseen in 1993, and promote the experimentalization which witnesse debates between the prime minister of independent countries, both with the coin and, more importantly, with words."
Rome, December 28 2010