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The European Union’s radiant diversity is its greatest feature. Twenty-eight nations within a single union, each with its own culture and identity – this diversity offers infinite opportunities for exploration, collaboration, and creative stimulation.  The EU has also created tools for bringing unity to diversity, helping citizens to orient themselves within the world’s grandest experiment in multilateral governance. These include a single currency and a common visa policy, which make traveling and doing business in Europe a rather painless experience.  But if you go online in Europe, this diversity can become simply overwhelming. Signs of unity are few and far between....
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The motto of the European Union (EU): ‘United in diversity’ came up a few times at the Riga Summit 2015 (April 27-29). It boiled down to the essential and urgent need for the Digital Single Market to be multilingual. While free movement of EU citizens and goods across borders is a straightforward process, when it comes to cross-border services, whether digital or not, there are legal, fiscal and language conundrums. Most talks and presentations in Riga by EU and government officials and policy makers as well as representatives of language technology from academia, national institutes, SMEs, large companies and the media, focussed...
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After decades of funding of European research in language and translation technology, the new European Commission wants to turn off the money tap. European researchers are staggering and they wonder why. One theory is that the politicians feel it is money wasted. Despite a diligent European investment program in machine translation, US corporations seem to have won that battle. Let Google and Microsoft run with it, you hear Andrus Ansip thinking. Ansip is Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Single Market. He’s got a lot more on his plate. He will be held accountable for a rapid...
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