Wednesday 25 February 2009

EU: lawyer-linguists Estonian Slovenian Czech Latvian

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is organising open competitions, based on qualifications and tests, to constitute a reserve from which to recruit lawyer-linguists.

The notices have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 25.2.2009 C 46 A/1 with regard to applicants with Estonian or Slovenian as their main language and (page 14) concerning Czech or Latvian language hopefuls.

The main requirements are the following:

“The European institutions recruit highly qualified lawyers, who must be able to translate often complex legal/legislative texts into the language of the competition from at least two languages and check such texts. The work will involve use of standard IT and other office-technology tools.”

The purpose of the competitions is to draw up reserve lists from which to fill vacant posts in the European institutions, in particular the Court of Justice, the Parliament and the Council.

Ralf Grahn


  1. for chat

  2. Nada,

    Thank you for a valuable addition for those who see their future working for the European institutions.

    The process is long and even for the successful it may take a while before they hopefully are recruited (but on the bright side, plenty of time to hone their skills).

    I should perhaps have added in my post that French is a must for those who want to joint the competition for the Court of Justice.

  3. Yes, the process is very long now.
    But from next year EPSO is changing the concours and it will last about 5-9 months.

    The first problem for all competitors in 2010 is that they do not know the new selection criteria ...


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