Do you know euro-speak ?Posted: March 24, 2011
PAC, pillars, subsidiarity, ... Those words have only a vague and obscure meaning for most of the citizens; but they are scattered around every European related talk and are often confusing. This Eurocrates “newspeak” is – for some – a sign of the distance between Brussels and citizens, the technical words preventing non-experts to understand.
Let’s not lie to ourselves : indeed, Europe has its technical terms, as does car mechanic (do you know what a ‘carburetor’ looks like ?) of computer technology (a GPU, what’s that ?). The euro-jargon is not specifically designed to lose us, but just a consequence of the real complexity of the politic in the Union.
However, no reason to panic. Europe, in a great pedagogical move, published a small Euro-jargon guide, it is surely not complete, but very instructive.