Representation in United Kingdom

Wales office

Cymraeg

Representation of the European Commission in WalesEuropean Commission Representation in Cardiff

The European Commission Office in Wales was established in Cardiff in 1976. Today the role of the Office is the political representation of the European Commission in Wales, operating in the fields of public affairs, political contacts, press & media activity, and outreach to the general public. The EC Office tries to facilitate and mediate in contacts between Welsh authorities and interest groups and the EU institutions, with a view to fostering closer ties between the two.  The Head of Office is David Hughes.

 

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European Commission Office in Wales
2 Caspian Point
Caspian Way
Cardiff
CF10 4QQ

Tel: 029 20895020
Fax: 029 20895035

Opening hours: 8am - 6pm

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Our Team

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David Hughes
Head of Office
david.hughes@ec.europa.eu

Sian Stoodley

Outreach & Information – (information, publications, events, schools)
E-mail: Sian.Stoodley@ec.europa.eu

Leri Davies

Outreach & Information – (information, publications, events, schools)
E-mail: Leri.Davies@ec.europa.eu

Rachael Davies

Press & Political Affairs - (media & press, political analysis)
E-mail: Rachael.Davies@ec.europa.eu

Christine McGrath

Office Manager & PA to the Head of Office – (logistics, coordination)
E-mail: Christine.McGrath@ec.europa.eu

The Welsh Language

The Welsh language has "co-official" status within EU institutions.  This status was approved by the EU Council of Ministers in July 2008, following a request put forward by the UK Government.  Co-official languages can receive certain services in the EU, such as for example interpretation during meetings, translation of final legislation or the possibility for citizens to correspond with EU institutions in the language.

What does this mean in practice?

Citizens can write to the European Commission in Welsh and expect to receive a response in Welsh.

The European Commission Office in Wales and the Welsh language

Separately from the co-official status, the European Commission's Office in Wales works to translate key publications into Welsh.  These publications are available via the Office or through the EU Bookshop. 

You can also telephone or write to the Office in Wales, and we will happy to communicate through the medium of Welsh.