Representation in United Kingdom

Each week we sum up Commission news of particular interest for the UK while also summarising UK events on EU-related subjects. All comments welcome at 



The European Commission has agreed a new action plan to improve the protection of nature and biodiversity in the EU. The Commission is also asking the UK to implement EU environmental laws on the conservation of blanket bogs.


In the autumn of 2016 translators active in the UK were asked their opinion on a wide range of issues affecting the profession in a survey conducted by the European Commission Representation in the UK, the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL) and the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI). Nearly 600 individuals responded. At this event we will launch a report outlining the full results of the survey and discuss the findings with a panel of senior practitioners from across the spectrum of translation activity in the UK, with time for comments and questions from the audience.

15:30 - 19:00
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Europe Day held on 9 May every year celebrates peace and unity in Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'. At a speech in Paris in 1950, Robert Schuman, the then French foreign minister, set out his idea for a new form of political cooperation in Europe, which would make war between Europe’s nations unthinkable.

His vision was to create a European institution that would pool and manage coal and steel production. A treaty creating such a body was signed just under a year later. Schuman’s proposal is considered to be the beginning of what is now the European Union.