How to write clearly
European Commission staff have to write many different types of documents. Whatever the type — legislation, a technical report, minutes, a press release or speech — a clear document will be more effective, and more easily and quickly understood. This guide will help you to write clearly whether you are using your own language or one of the other official languages, all of which are also working languages of the Commission according to Council Regulation No 1/1958 (still valid today!). These are hints, not rules, and when applying them you should take account of your target readers and the... purpose of your document.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Translation (European Commission) Themes: Terminology and linguistics
- Subject: European language, language, language teaching, linguistics, teaching materials, terminology
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