FW: Query about working languages
Angela.Chambers at ul.ie
Sun May 29 19:11:00 CEST 2005
On receiving the recent message concerning the distinction between official
and working languages of the EU, I thought I knew the answer, but decided to
consult a real expert before replying. I forwarded the request to Paul
Holdsworth in the European Commission and his response is attached.
There is no distinction between 'official' EU languages and the working
languages of the EU institutions. They are the same. I have not heard of any
suggestion by the Commission to reduce the number of working languages.
This web page of the Directorate-General for Interpretation (SCIC) has
some useful info.
This page of the Directorate-General for Translation has additional
Deputy Head of Unit
European Commission - Directorate General for Education and Culture
*+32-2-296.74.34 (direct phone)
* +32-2-299.63.21 (fax)
Professor Angela Chambers
Director, Centre for Applied Language Studies,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel. + 353 61 202251
Fax: + 353 61 202556
Email: Angela.Chambers at ul.ie
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