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Learn EU-speak

Mark Mardell | 16:10 UK time, Thursday, 12 February 2009

Do you know what the EU acronym that sounds like the croak of a cartoon frog really means? Just croak "Gerk" if you do. Part of an EU document

Does the EU shroud itself in obscure language on purpose or does any work of detail produce its own arcane language?

Of course it is not just the lingo: the EU does seem difficult for people to understand. What's at the heart of the problem? Hear my answer on Radio 4 this Sunday 22 February at 10.45pm (2245 GMT) at the end of the Westminster Hour. It will be repeated on Wednesday 25 February at 8.45pm on Radio 4.


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