Legal Translation Services: Languages in the EU: Part 2 – Translating

By |March 8th, 2011|

As I said in my previous post, the EU boasts 23 official languages. According to its motto, ‘United in diversity’, it allows its 500 million citizens to speak and write in their own languages when addressing the European institutions. This in turn means that translation and interpreting services play a key role.

Just to give you a rough idea of the importance of language services in the EU, the UN only operates with 6 languages, namely Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The EU has the largest translation and interpretation service in the world. Of course this is not done […]