The Minister of Foreign Affairs of LatviaKrisjani Karins warned Spain on Tuesday that he would not “take time” to discuss the recognition of Catalan, Basque, and Galician as official languages of the European Union when there are other major issues that the Twenty-Seven must urgently address.
“I don’t think we should expand the number of languages that are officially used in the European Union,” the head of the Latvian diplomacy concluded in his remarks when he arrived at the meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg when the position was requested of his Government at the request of the Spanish.
“I’m not thinking now will be issue number one that we have to talk about, our main problem, “he continued, and then warned that the Twenty-Seven has “many geopolitical issues on the table” and about the “strategic position” that the bloc should take in the future “That’s what we need to dedicate our time and focus on now,” he emphasized.
TheTwenty-Sevenn spoke briefly this Tuesday for the second time on the request of the Government to recognize Catalan, Basque, and Galician as official languages of the European Union, an issue on which, however, there are no decisions because Spain has not yet responded to legal and financial doubts that its partners seek clarification before studying the substance of a possible decision.
The matter is included in the rotating European presidency that Spain uses this semester on the agenda of the General Affairs Council held in Luxembourg and appears as a presentation of a “progress report”, without adopting a decision that is planned.