Provisional Go Ahead for Croatia to Join EU Good for Translation Services Industry

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Croatia’s projected acceptance into the EU in 2013 could spark increased interest in Croatian language services for Rosetta Translation Ltd.

The provisional acceptance for Croatia to become an EU member state in 2013 is good news for us [language service providers].

For over half a decade Croatia has been in talks in its bid to become a member of the European Union. Its progress has been marred by its failure to meet entry requirements including cooperation in punishing war criminals, but the country with a population of 4.4 million has now made the necessary changes in order to be accepted. Rosetta Translation Ltd a UK based translation agency is pleased with the announcement made at the beginning of June 2011 by the European Commission. The statement by the EC that Croatia had met the requirements in the relevant policy areas means that the Eastern European country is set to become the 28th member state in 2013.

Croatia will continue to be monitored until 2013 but the decision is, according to the EC President Jose Manuel Barroso, "a signal to the rest of south-eastern Europe. It shows that enlargement works, that the EU is serious about its commitment, and that structural European reforms in the countries pay off.” Croatia’s deputy prime minister Domagoj Milosevic also commented that “just the fact we have concluded the talks will signify a new era in our relations with foreign investors.”

The almost certain inclusion of Croatia into the EU is an encouraging sign in terms of Croatian translation services. EU documentation will need to be translated as well as qualified interpreters employed for EU meetings. It will also mean an increase in trade and interest from foreign capital. Rosetta Translation Ltd, a leading translation and interpreting service provider headquartered in London has commented on this recent development: “The provisional acceptance for Croatia to become an EU member state in 2013 is good news for us,” says Berengere Gayon senior manager at the translation company.

Ms Gayon continues, “Not only is the country a growing and yet unspoilt tourist destination it will become increasingly important in the European business markets. Companies and individuals in the tourism, business and finance sectors will all have need for a high quality translation provider so as to guarantee growth in their market. It is in these areas that we hope we can build new and lasting relationships with Croatian and foreign partners for their language service needs. ”

About Rosetta Translation:

Rosetta Translation primarily provides translation and interpreting services across all world languages to corporate and individual clients. It has offices in London and Shanghai, and international presence in New York, Paris and Luxembourg. For more information on Croatian and the other language services it provides visit the website or call the office.


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