The Directorate-General for Translation ensures that Parliament's documents are available in all the official languages of the European Union, thus enabling Parliament to meet its commitment to the policy of multilingualism.
By directly enabling Parliament to practise multilingualism, the Directorate-General for Translation plays an integral role in protecting the cultural and linguistic diversity of the Union. It facilitates transparency, understanding and the exchange of views.
Born 6 January 1953
Studies: French and German language, literature, culture and history; linguistics, B.A. Honours Degree, University of Durham, UK
Postgraduate diploma in languages and commerce, Sheffield College of Further Education, UK