First published on
01 August 2016 (last update on: 27 September 2021)

Our brochures cater for language professionals and the general public. They cover issues like:

  • how the EU deals with the language consequences of an expanding Union
  • how DG Translation helps the EU Commission communicate in the EU's 24 official languages
  • how we process documents and manage language versions


Brochure27 September 2021Publications Office

Languages, our living history

The words we use in our language every day are our living history.
Brochure01 January 2015Translation

How to write clearly

This guide will help you to write clearly, whether you are using your own language or one of the other official languages.
Brochure21 May 2021Translation

Languages take you further

How do you say 'Yes', 'No' or Thank you' in a foreign language? Get familiar with some basic words and phrases in the EU's official languages.
Brochure18 July 2014Translation

Translation and multilingualism

Practical information about the structure, working procedures and work opportunities in the European Commission's in-house translation service.
Brochure09 April 2021Translation

Translation in figures

Translation department of the European Commission.

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