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Multi-lingual skills is the best!
The president of the organization for New-Norwegian (nynorsk), Håvard B. Øvregård, had recently an interesting observation on how native English users in the EU has a drawback, in comparison to the other representatives from other countries, because they are "too good" in English, and thus are less understood by others, AND because of their less understanding of other languages.
According to EUObserver, british citizens only make up 5 % of the commisions 26.000 persons workforce, while they make up 12 % of the total population.
If you are using Google translate, you can his text in norwegian here: http://www.neitileu.no/kunnskapsbank/publikasjoner/ukens_skribent/ukens_skribent_9_2011_haavard_b_oevregaard