At the end of June we had the pleasure to host 13 DGT trainees from Brussels in our beloved Grand Duchy. Again, the weather was in our favour and the visitors fell in love with the beautiful scenery of Luxembourg. The visitors had the official part of their excursion on Friday afternoon. After a good … Continue reading Brussels pays us a visit! Part II
As most of you probably know, ten non-DGT trainees were in Brussels for the Farewell Conference last Friday. Thus, while the great part of trainees were attending a conference on translation, the tiny group was left in Schuman roundabout where they would meet Dr. Theodoros Kallianos, Professor of European Integration at the University of Bonn. … Continue reading Have you ever seen the Schuman statue in Brussels?
Even though our traineeship has not ended yet, we had the pleasure to attend the Farewell Conference in Brussels on Friday, June 12. Some might have wondered why they had to get up at 5 AM, but hey – the prospect of having a day full of bus rides, meetings, speeches, socializing and free sandwiches … Continue reading Goodbye, Fair Brussels!
Almost three months had flown by and we were heading to Brussels again. This time already knowing each other and already knowing what we are doing here. Can you believe that it was this exact same spring and not in another life when we visited Brussels for the first time? By the way, has anyone … Continue reading Brussels. Sharp!
On Wednesday, May 20th (a looong time ago), we visited the EIB, the European Investment Bank. This of course means that it’s time for another episode of our popular series “things you always wanted to know about…”! When working at the EIB, you should just call it “the Bank”, like the cool kids (such as … Continue reading Career with the EIB? 10 things you need to know!
Our visit to the Robert Schuman building, home to the Secretariat of the Parliament and a brother to JMO as far as beauty and modernity are concerned, was highly educational, just like every other thing we do: The Commission represents the interests of the EU. The Council represents the interests of the Member States. The … Continue reading 10 things we learnt at the European Parliament: it’s all in the framework
Two weeks ago many of us visited CdT, that is, the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union. It has been relieving to hear that their function is not clear even to the translator fonctionnaires of the Commission. Alright then, let’s try to understand who they actually are, so we can be more … Continue reading Visit to the Translation Centre