2021 Juvenes Translatores contest

The annual Juvenes Translatores translation contest, which started in 2007, is is aimed at highlighting the ever-growing need for translation and translators in Europe. Juvenes Translatores raises awareness of the importance of translation skills and the need to reassess translation – as a means of ‘mediating’ between languages – in the context of language learning. Continue reading

Annual report on EU translation

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union recently published its “Highlights of the Year” for 2016.

The 40-page report includes key figures about activities – translation, revision, editing, subtitling, and term lists – as well as information about the Centre’s clients, inter-institutional cooperation, external outreach and communication.  Continue reading

Stop press – European Public Prosecutor’s Office

European flags in BrusselsThe European Commission is taking action to improve Union-wide prosecution of criminals who defraud EU taxpayers by establishing a European Public Prosecutor’s Office. Its exclusive task will be to investigate and prosecute and, where relevant, bring to judgement – in the Member States’ courts – crimes affecting the EU budget. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office will be an independent institution, subject to democratic oversight.

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Reporting from Brussels – Translation Studies Days, part 2

Following Part 1, this post will discuss the second of the five studies on translation and related matters recently published by the Directorate-General Translation of the European Commission, presented at the Translation Studies Days held in Brussels on 20 & 21 September 2012.

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