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Languages & Culture 28-06-2016

English will remain an official language of the EU

English will indeed stay an official language of the European Union when the UK leaves the bloc, according to the Commission’s Representation in Ireland, refuting the claims of a senior MEP.
Enlargement 01-03-2016

Cyprus: Make Turkish an official EU language

Greek-Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Dutch EU Presidency to add Turkish to the bloc’s 24 official languages, in order to boost attempts to reach a reunification agreement on the Mediterranean island.
Languages & Culture 10-12-2015

Irish to be given full official EU language status

Although it has been an official language of the EU since 2007, Irish will now be gradually upgraded to a full working language of the European institutions.
Languages & Culture 22-11-2012

EU Parliament makes cuts to translation budget

The European Parliament has agreed to cut part of its translation service, in a bid to shave its budget by some €8.6 million per year.
Languages & Culture 06-04-2012

Multilingualism MEP: ‘We’re having difficulty recruiting English people’

Thirty years on, Margaret Thatcher's' education policies have had unexpected consequences on the European Parliament's translation and interpretation services. Miguel Angel Martinez Martinez, the Spanish MEP in charge of the Assembly's multilingualism policy, explains why in an interview with EURACTIV.
Languages & Culture 06-04-2012

Parliament struggles to recruit English-language interpreters

Thirty years on, Margaret Thatcher's education policies have created a shortage of skills in the EU institutions, which are struggling to recruit English-language interpreters and translators. The UK's House of Lords has called on the government to address Britain's "monoglot culture" by re-instating compulsory language classes in schools.
Languages & Culture 12-07-2010

EU launches linguist recruitment drive

The EU institutions will tomorrow (13 July) launch competitions to recruit translators for five languages. The move will be followed a week later by similar moves to find interpreters for five tongues as the EU bids to address impending staff shortages.

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