The move has been backed by the public in five major European countries as currently 24 languages used require 1.7 million pages of translation work each year, at a cost of £257 million. A new EuroTrack poll by YouGov finds that majorities of the public in five out of six Northern European countries agree with the idea. On average, 61% of the six Northern European nations polled agree or strongly agree with ‘plans to make English an official second language in all EU countries.’ At 69%, the British public agree more than do the public of any other nation polled. Although apart from Finland where only 49% agree, agreement in all nations is within 10% of Britain’s: 65% of Sweden agrees, as does 63% of Denmark, 60% of France and 59% of Germany, says YouGov. See full poll results here.