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Guidelines for contractors translating into English

The European Commission's translation service (DG Translation) outsources part of its translation work to private contractors. The links and guidelines listed here help them to produce high-quality translations on EU matters.


General EU information

EU institutions

European legislation

  • EU legislation — databases and information about legislative procedures
  • EUR-Lex — EU law currently in force
  • PreLex
  • Official documents from EU institutions



Language-specific information

Terminology and glossaries

Models and templates

  • European law — multilingual translation memory (DG Translation)

Useful links (national legislation / authorities / expert bodies)