The British Council says "English is the main
language of books, newspapers, airports and air-traffic control, international
business and academic conferences, science, technology, diplomacy, sport, international
competitions, pop music and advertising.
two-thirds of the world's scientists read in English. Three quarters of the world's
mail is written in English. Eighty per cent of the world's electronically
stored information is in English. Of the estimated forty million users of
the Internet, some eighty per cent communicate in English, but this is expected
to decrease to forty per cent as speakers of other languages get online."
During the last twenty years,
Europe and the whole world have experimented great economical, social
and political changes, leading to deepest relations between the
different nations that, in our immediate environment, form this
twenty-seven member states of the European Union.
free movement of services, people, and capital involve an increasing
needing of exchanging documents of all kinds, with special weight in
most extended languages in the European Union, used to communicate
between economical and social agents.