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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.

Eurolang European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education (ECSWE) CMFE (Community Media Forum Europe)
European Federation for Intercultural Learning Fundación Academia Europea de Yuste European Council of Artists (ECA)
Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT) Europa Esperanto Unio - EEU Federation of European Publishers
European Federation of National Institutions for Language Literature Across frontiers EEE-YFU
Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres ALTE EUROCLIO
European Association for Terminology European Theatre Convention Federal Union of European Nationalities
RECIT European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI)
European Forum of Vocational Education and Training European Council of Literary Translators' Associations EUNIC in Brussels
Culturelink Club de Madrid European Publishers Council

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