The European Commission's automated eTranslation tool is now available to all European small & medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
As of today, SMEs can use the eTranslation tool to translate documents or plain text between any of the 24 official European Union languages, as well as Icelandic, Norwegian and Russian. The service is free of charge and guarantees the confidentiality and security of all translated data.
eTranslation is developed by the European Commission. It is trusted and used by European and national public administrations, including on the European Committee of the Regions' website, which offers users the possibility of requesting a machine translation for news and events items that are not available in their language. The CoR is the first EU institution that has incorporated this service on its website.
As machine translation involves no human intervention, the quality and accuracy can vary significantly from one text to another and between different language pairs. However, machine translations can usually give a good overall idea of the content.
Try machine translation on the CoR news pages (choose a news item that is not available in your language and click on Machine translation).
Read more about the language policy of the CoR website.