Learning foreign languages in the European Union
Eurostat (the Statistics Office of the European Union) has published its statistics on language learning at primary and secondary levels just in time for the European Day of Languages, celebrated on 26 September each year.
More about the European Day of Languages
The European Day of Languages was first organised in 2001, jointly by the Council of Europe and the European Union, with the aim of both encouraging language learning and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Europe. This year several events are being organised across Europe, including conferences, television and radio programmes, language courses, etc.
Link to the European Day of Languages website