|Author (Person)||Vogiatzis, Nikos|
|Series Title||European Law Review|
|Series Details||Vol.41, No.2, April 2016, p176-200|
|Publication Date||April 2016|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
More specifically, this contribution seeks to answer this question: EU citizens and residents are encouraged, post-Lisbon, to participate—but in which language?
The article first analyses the applicable legal framework and, in particular, the 'Provisions on democratic principles', the legally binding Charter of Fundamental Rights (including the principle of linguistic diversity and the right to good administration), as well as the national identity clause.
Secondly, it argues that these provisions entail that the Court of Justice of the EU should apply a more rigorous (i.e. 'less restrictive alternatives') proportionality test, with a view to restricting the EU institutions’ leeway when the latter are evading multilingualism on the basis of considerations related to resources and efficiency.
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research, Law, Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Europe|