Resentment of France is growing in Eastern Europe where French policies are perceived to be anti-American and undermining the European Union's cohesion. Diplomats describe the mood as "Francophobia" and attribute it to various statements by French President Jacques Chirac and to the rejection by French voters of the proposed European constitution. According to one assessment, "The vast majority of people in Eastern and Central Europe is highly critical of French diplomacy. They consider the United States to be the big winner of the Cold War and the most influential power in the world." According to Polish sources, suggestions have been posited in the former communist countries for a more balanced policy by the EU that would see the United States as a partner, not as a competitor. At the same time the decline of the use of the French language across the entire continent and particularly in EU institutions has caused concern in France. In 1986, before EU expansion, 58 percent of the documents issued by the European Commission were initially written in French. The figure dropped to barely 20 percent after the recent expansion to 25 members. Among east and central Europeans active in EU institutions, 62 percent claim to speak English, 48 percent German and only 7 percent French.