The European Union (EU) counting 27 member states as of December 2009 is a multilingual place, a versatile conglomerate of nations with 23 official languages and scores of minority and regional languages.

Yet, on international level the majority of people use the English language for business. English has become the lingua franca and is expected to be understood within the EU. Still, there are many people speaking many languages. The national languages are fundamental for Europeans wanting to work together. According to Leonard Orban, “they go to the very heart of the unity in diversity of the European Union.”Spurtan BV

APT follows the European Commissioner for Multilingualism, Leonard Orban, who argues for the maintenance of multilingualism as part of the European identity. Hence, APT issues its documents in various official languages of the EU. Recently APT issued the SPURTANĀ® BV RAPPORT D’ESSAI 2010 in French. Subject of the testings conducted by IAAF accredited IST Consulting GmbH (Member of the International Association of Sports Surface Sciences), was the products compatability according to EN 14877 – Synthetic Sports Surfacing for Track and Field Venues.

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