Critics of new rules affecting the European Parliament’s freelance interpreters – who represent the majority of interpreters – warn these will negatively impact the quality of delegates’ work.

More specifically, the Secretary General of the European Parliament has decided to increase the working hours of all freelance interpreters from seven to eight. Also, they must be available from 8am to 9pm. This means they must be in the Parliament the entire day, since their services can be requested a...

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