European English is the variant of the English language used by European organizations, such as the European Union and the European Space Agency. Specifically, the majority of the EU's population already speaks English, and English has more second language speakers than native ones, which is not true for any other language. Moreover, most EU primary texts are now written in English, which already gradually replaced the predominance of French. In 1999 for first time, texts produced in English by the European Commission constituted the majority of texts, after years of the multilingual plurality. Regardless, European English is not an official name for the EU English variant, it is being used mainly in unofficial way. Moreover, EU basically prefers English dialects from Ireland and Britain, as opposed to American ones.