To Gatz, Belgium now has an opportunity to discuss multilingualism, “discussions that should include a modernisation of the law to consider English as one of the main languages in Brussels,” he told The Brussels Times.
So, where do you stand on this? Would making English more official help integration? Or bring it to a halt?Let @johnstonjules know.
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