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“The Spanish senate to debate in five languages”, leads Madrid daily El Mundo. The ruling socialist party along with regional nationalists voted to use all the country’s official languages – Spanish/Castillian, Catalan, Basque, Gallician and Valencian in parliament’s second chamber. The daily ironically that the simultaneous translation service to be put in place will be "just like the one in the UN or the European Parliament". Regional nationalists have hailed the initiative as part of “democratic normality” but opposition Popular Party (PP) has described it as “absolutely foolish” and “ridiculous on the international scene (...) with senators wearing earphones to understand each other in a chamber where everybody speaks the same language”.