In­ter­pret­ing ser­vices for mul­ti­lin­gual meet­ings dur­ing the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency of the Coun­cil of the EU 2017

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

In­ter­pre­ta­tion dur­ing the high­level meet­ings tak­ing place in Malta dur­ing the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency of the Coun­cil of the EU will be pro­vided by the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s Direc­torateGen­eral for In­ter­pre­ta­tion (DG In­ter­pre­ta­tion).

To this end, to­mor­row, the Deputy Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of DG In­ter­pre­ta­tion, Car­los Ale­gria, will be in Malta to sign an Ad­min­is­tra­tive Co­op­er­a­tion Agree­ment be­tween DG In­ter­pre­ta­tion and the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency, at the Min­istry of Euro­pean Af­fairs and the Im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Elec­toral Man­i­festo.

The agree­ment pro­vides a frame­work for the pro­vi­sion of in­ter­pret­ing ser­vices and co­op­er­a­tion with meet­ing or­gan­is­ers. In this way, the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency will be avail­ing it­self of an in­ter­pret­ing ser­vice that is recog­nised world­wide for its ex­cel­lence and pro­fes­sion­al­ism.

Fol­low­ing the sign­ing of the agree­ment, Mr Ale­gria will be vis­it­ing the ple­nary hall at the Grand Master’s Palace in Val­letta, which will be the main venue of the Mal­tese Pres­i­dency’s events.

Mr Ale­gria said: “The Mal­tese Pres­i­dency of the Coun­cil of the Euro­pean Union will be a very spe­cial moment that will make Malta more known to all par­tic­i­pants who will at­tend meet­ings here, as well as to all Euro­peans in gen­eral. We thank the Mal­tese au­thor­i­ties for this oc­ca­sion that will en­able the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion’s Direc­torate-Gen­eral for In­ter­pre­ta­tion to be in­formed about the prepa­ra­tions un­der­taken by the Pres­i­dency for the high-level meet­ings to take place in Malta, and to set­tle the ad­min­is­tra­tive agree­ment that will be the ba­sis of our co­op­er­a­tion for the six months’ du­ra­tion of Pres­i­dency, where ev­ery­one will be work­ing full steam ahead. At the same time, we ap­pre­ci­ate this great pos­si­bil­ity to, once again, be in­volved with our part­ners at the Univer­sity of Malta in their ef­fort to train Mal­tese In­ter­preters, in which they have our full sup­port “.

Mr Ale­gria will also be hav­ing a meet­ing at the Univer­sity of Malta to dis­cuss in­ter­preter train­ing in Malta. The Master in In­ter­pret­ing Stud­ies course run by the Univer­sity of Malta is the only course of­fered by any aca­demic in­sti­tu­tion world­wide that pro­vides Mal­tese lan­guage in­ter­preters for the EU In­sti­tu­tions.

At a visit to the Euro­pean Asy­lum Sup­port Of­fice in Val­letta, Mr Ale­gria will be dis­cussing ways in which DG In­ter­pre­ta­tion and EASO can build on the al­ready ex­ist­ing frame­work of co­op­er­a­tion

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Malta

© PressReader. All rights reserved.