June 22, 2024

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English Carpet Gift to the French Development Agency and the City of Brussels

English Carpet Gift to the French Development Agency and the City of Brussels

It's a price no one wants to pay. Each year, it “rewards” the commitment of French and international elites to promote English to the detriment of French. This year, the English Carpet Jury, which met in Lib on 14 December, awarded the prize to the French Development Agency (AFD).

The organization responsible for implementing France's development aid and its director general, Mr. Remy Rioux was particularly noted for his presentations in English for events aimed at French-speaking Africa.AFD Invitational Research Conversations And the AFD party holds the title Let's start together – the party.

In December 2022, during a conference on the theme “Sustainability”, the Senegalese philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne had to translate his communication into English, and although it was written in French, it was translated back into French by the translator. Quotations from one of the fathers of francophone Léopold Cheddar Senghor were translated into Shakespeare's language, which were immediately translated back into Moliere's language. Remember that Africa accounts for 60% of the world's 321 million French speakers, according to the international organization La Francophonie (OIF).

The Special Foreign Prize was awarded to Sven Katz, Minister for Budget, Civil Service and Multilingual Development of the Brussels Capital Region. The latter proposed on June 6, 2023, to replace English with French and Flemish as the third administrative language of the Brussels region. It's an idea championed for years by the Flemish liberal party Open VLD, which fought the influence of the French language in 19th-century Flemish-majority Belgium and European capital.e century

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The jury, chaired by the Gaullist Philippe de Saint-Robert, notably brought together the essayist Paul-Marie Coteux, the author Benoit Duttre, the former high-ranking civil servant Albert Salon and the linguist Marie Trebes. Many associations for the defense of the French language are also members, such as Avenir de la Langue Francaise (ALF), Défense de la Lange Francaise (DLF) or the Railway Writers' Literary Circle (CLEC).

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