The Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation) translates texts for the European Commission — into and out of the EU's 24 official languages, and a few others when needed. We deal exclusively with written texts. The spoken word is interpreted into other languages by our colleagues in DG Interpretation.
With a staff of around 2 500 people, DG Translation is one of the largest translation services in the world. We are based in Brussels and Luxembourg, with small outposts in other EU countries.
Our main function is to: