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Our website adheres to the general language guidelines set out for EUROPA. We try to publish as much information as possible in 24 EU languages. However, due to translation constraints and the fact that certain items (eg news) are time sensitive, some information is only available in English, French and German. 

Legislation and other official documents are available in all EU languages from the European Commission's EUR-Lex site.


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