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Richard BarnesRichard Barnes
 ¦  02/04/2012  ¦  United Kingdom United Kingdom

Not only is it a basic courtesy to endeavour to speak the language of the country where you're living, it's also very useful in business - if you want to be successful, communication is key.

Richard Barnes is Deputy Mayor of London, Boris Johnson's right hand man. Dipping into all of the Scandinavian languages, he speaks fluent Norwegian, French and loves languages.

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European Council of Artists (ECA) European Council of Literary Translators' Associations European Federation for Intercultural Learning
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In the long term I think that being multilingual is of great importance to understanding why other people from different countries act differently.

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