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EU Institutions

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL4, tabled on 4 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total annual cost to the European Union institutions of (1) translating documents, speeches and other texts, and (2) simultaneous interpretation in all member languages; and what is their estimate of the saving if that service were limited to the six most used languages.

Answered on

18 June 2014

Each European Union Institution is responsible for its own translation and interpretation systems and costs. The Annual Budget 2014 has €388 million payments allocated to “language services” for the European Commission.