EU citizens can contact the European Commission in any of the official languages of the EU.
EU citizens should
- be able to get information about what the EU is doing
- have access to EU law in a language they can understand
- be able to participate in the law-making process of the EU
Europeans have a right to know what is being done in their name. They must also be able to play an active part without having to learn other languages.
Using as many national languages as possible makes the EU and its institutions more open and effective.
European Commission language departments
Directorate-General for Interpretation provides interpretation services for meetings and conferences to EU institutions.
Directorate-General for Translation translates the 24 official languages and several more for the European Commission.