Slavic Languages (with Latin script) in European Union
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South Slavic: Bosnian/Croatian /Serbian/ Montenegrin/Slovenian Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian used to be known collectively as Serbo-Croat but are differentiating all the time since the break-up of former Yugoslavia. While Croatian is written almost exclusively in the Latin alphabet, Serbian is … Read More

Crowdsourcing strategies and features
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In order to better understand what we mean by ‘crowdsourcing’ and to outline its scope more precisely, the first step is to define the peculiar features of this rather elusive concept. The term ‘crowdsourcing’ was coined by Jeff Howe as … Read More

Text production in EU external translation
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Quality requirement Each assignment shall be carried out in full, in accordance with the instructions given on the Information sheet, order form and in the tender specifications (if applicable). The work delivered must have been thoroughly revised and reviewed by … Read More

Gambling taxes and law in France
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Taxes (All of the information provided in this section are taken from the joint contribution of the Ministries of Interior, Budget and Agriculture.) The tax percentages below refer to the games exposed aggregate gross annual income from the activity in … Read More

Walter Benjamin
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It is the task of the translator to release in his own language that pure language that is under the spell of another, to liberate the language imprisoned in a work in his re-creation of that work. ~ Walter Benjamin, … Read More

Economics of Gambling in UK
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The UK ‘s gaming and betting markets are well developed, with arguably the exception oftheir casino industry, which is undergoing considerable change as a result of the recentlycreated Gaming Act 2005, and the National Lottery, which came into existence in … Read More

Code of practice for teleworking employees
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According to various studies, teleworking is expanding. Quite clearly the technology is now available to make this an attractive option for employers. It can also have advantages for employees including a more flexible working life enabling people to combine work … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Sweden
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In Sweden the betting and gaming industries are well developed. A greater proportion of Swedes than any other nation participate in gambling in its various forms. Typically 85% of the Swedish population participated in the betting and gaming industries in … Read More

VAT for publications in EU member states
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VAT is currently regulated by Council Directive 2006/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (the “VAT Directive”). Under the current rules, Member States may apply a reduced VAT rate to books, periodicals and newspapers … Read More

Particularities of web texts in translation
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Web specialists largely agree on the basic characteristics of web texts: individual paragraphs and the text overall should be short, because reading on screen is slower than reading on paper and people tend to “scan” web pages to check quickly … Read More

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