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European Union: Interinstitutional Style Guide

Access to Website > European Union: Interinstitutional Style Guide Originally published in 1997 in 11 languages, then extended to 23, this guide now represents an achievement in linguistic harmonisation unique in its field. It is intended to serve as a reference tool for written works for all European Union institutions, bodies and organisations.

Its development required the establishment of an interinstitutional steering committee, which designated representatives for each institution and for each language, working under the leadership of a coordinating group based at the Publications Office.

The effort of harmonising sometimes divergent practices is carried out taking into account the multilingual perspective of the institutions, which requires texts in all official languages to be comparable while retaining the specific character of each language.



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