"Everybody deserves the chance to benefit from the cultural and economic advantages language skills can bring. Learning languages also helps to develop tolerance and understanding between people from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds." say Council of Europe Secretary General Walter Schwimmer and the European Commissioner Viviane Reding.
The 10th European Day of Languages is on Sunday 26, 2010 !
Knowledge of English in Europe (1)
Knowledge of German (2)
Knowledge of Italian (3)
Knowledge of Spanish
Knowledge of French (5)
Details of the 5 maps in Wikipedia "Languages of the European Union" article.
(1) by NuclearVacuum under CC BY-NC-SA Unported license / (2) by HernauMan, in the Public Domain / (3), (4) by Té y Kriptonita, in the Public Domain / (5) by Addicted04, in the Public Domain