Languages at war: Ukraine versus Belgium


Languages at war Ukraine versus Belgium - Philippe Van Parijs, UCLouvain


From to Ukraine to Flanders, Québec or Catalonia, weaker languages need to fight if they are to survive.

Prof. Philippe Van Parijs (Hoover Chair) reflects on current events and debates in Brussels, Belgium and Europe.

“How would France react if Belgium were to prohibit the use of the French language?”, asked Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov on French television? Yes, Mr Lavrov, France might have invaded when Napoleon was in power. But not now.

Read the article on The Brussels Time website

Publié le 21 juin 2022