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Sir, Regarding ‘EU seeks to shift freight to rail and shipping’: The pro-‘Gigaliners’ lobby is arguing that the possible admission onto European roads of trucks of up to 25.25m long and weighing up to 60 tonnes would provide an increase in freight capacity while reducing transport costs. But are these supposed advantages real? In fact,… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘Teachers back ‘personal adoptive language proposal’: I am writing to you (in English as the lingua franca) because you attended the public hearing on multilingualism in Brussels on 15 April. I would like to point to the fact that in the whole discussion, there is a widely neglected aspect: character sets. Our modern… » read more

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Sir, Regarding ‘The Irish EU Treaty Referendum’: Voltaire once said: “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” How can this be possible when less than 10 TDs (MPs) in the Dail (Irish lower chamber) out of 166 are concretely questioning the… » read more

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