Use of Other Languages

Use of Other Languages in Europe

Encouraging the use of other languages in relation to the E.U. Services Directive

The following is an examination of encouraging the use of other languages regarding the European Union Servicies Directive [1]:

Encouraging the use of other languages: Information and assistance through the “points of single contact”

In order to improve the functioning of the Internal Market and to facilitate cross-border establishment and provision of services, it is important – and in the interest of Member States, providers and recipients of services

– that information through the “points of single contact” is not only made available in the Member State's own language(s) but also in other Community languages49. As established in Article 7(5), this needs, to be encouraged. For instance, Member States could consider making information available in the languages of neighbouring Member States or in languages most commonly used by business in the EU.

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Notes

  1. Information on encouraging the use of other languages based on the EU Services Directive Handbook, UK Government

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