Monday, 22 September 2008

European communication (III): Euro-speak

Through Euractiv I have found a new European initiative called "The Simple Language Campaign", which aims at reducing "Euro-speak" in favour of a more understandable European administrative language.

The campaign has been launched by the the Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) in the Committee of the Regions of the European Union. On the campaign's website you can fill in a phrase in Euro-speak and below enter the same sentence/phrase in a citizen-friendly version.

It's a nice little toy, but I suppose that the results will contain as much nonsense as we can find in the European Union's language. The number of results is still limited, but as soon as "some" people will have discovered the page, it will be spammed as so many sites before.