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ASTI: Results of the 2012-2013 Entrance Examinations Just Released – by Charles Tiayon

Cameroon’s Minister of Higher Education has just released the results of the 2012-2013 entrance examinations into the MA in Translation and the MA in Interpretation of the University of Buea....
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La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación celebra sus primeros veinte años de vida

Los actos, que se prolongarán hasta el día 19, comenzaron con la conferencia titulada 'El libro y la edición en el nuevo paradigma digital', impartida por Afonso Furtado

La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación de la Universidad de Salamanca celebra sus primeros veinte años de andadura (1992-2012) con un amplio programa de actividades que tendrán lugar del 15 al 19 de octubre. El rector, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, asistió al acto inaugural, que tuvo lugar con la conferencia titulada 'El libro y la edición en el nuevo paradigma digital', impartida por Afonso Furtado, uno de los máximos especialistas mundiales en sistemas de información digital, director de la biblioteca Gulbenkian de Lisboa y nombrado el año pasado por la revista 'Times' el 'Borges de la Red'.

El programa se compone tanto de actos académicos como de talleres prácticos, como el titulado '¿Quién demonios escribe los manuales de instrucciones?', y conferencias destaca la presencia de la traductora de 'Juego de tronos', Cristina Macía. Todas las actividades están dirigidas no sólo a profesores, alumnos y personal administrativo de la Facultad, sino también a alumnos y profesores de otras Facultades, a toda la comunidad universitaria y el público en general. La entrada a todos los actos será libre hasta completar aforo.

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CONVOCATORIA: La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación de la Universidad de Salamanca celebra sus primeros 20 años de vida | Universidad de Salamanca

CONVOCATORIA: La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación de la Universidad de Salamanca celebra sus primeros 20 años de vida
11/10/2012 | Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación de la Universidad de Salamanca celebra sus primeros 20 años de andadura (1992-2012) con un amplio programa de actividades que tendrán lugar del 15 al 19 de octubre. El rector, Daniel Hernández Ruipérez, asistirá al acto inaugural, que tendrá lugar el próximo lunes a las 12:30 horas. La conferencia de apertura, titulada "El libro y la edición en el nuevo paradigma digital", será impartida por Afonso Furtado, uno de los máximos especialistas mundiales en sistemas de información digital, director de la biblioteca Gulbenkian de Lisboa y nombrado el año pasado por la revista “Times” el “Borges de la Red”.

El programa se compone tanto de actos académicos como de talleres prácticos, como el titulado “¿Quién demonios escribe los manuales de instrucciones?”, y conferencias destaca la presencia de la traductora de “Juego de tronos”, Cristina Macía.

Todas las actividades están dirigidas no sólo a profesores, alumnos y personal administrativo de la Facultad, sino también a alumnos y profesores de otras Facultades, a toda la comunidad universitaria y el público en general. La entrada a todos los actos será libre hasta completar aforo.

Día: 15/10/2012
Hora: 12:30 horas.
Lugar: Salón de Actos de la Facultad de Traducción.
Contacto: Cris Travieso (ctravieso@usal.es) - Vicedecano de Documentación - Tel. 923 29 45 82 Ext. 3087
Belén Santana (bsantana@usal.es) - Vicedecana de Traducción - Tel. 923 29 45 82 Ext. 3091
Más información: Programa de actividades: http://exlibris.usal.es/

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Faculty of Arts, HKBU (arts.hkbu.edu.hk)

The Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University - This WWW site has a wide range of comprehensive information about the Faculty of Arts, course offered, its activities, aims and objectives, as well as some important links to other useful resources.
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Vietnam Writers Association launches translation centre | culture360.org

Vietnam Writers Association launches translation centre

INTERNATIONAL, VIETNAM, CULTURE NEWS
Contributed by: Judith Staines
Date Posted: Thursday, 4th October 2012
The Viet Nam Writers Association launched a translation centre in September to help promote Vietnamese literature abroad.

Literature critic and translator Pham Xuan Nguyen spoke to Culture Vulture (Vietnam News) about translating literature from and into Vietnamese.

What do you think about the quality of literature translation?

Translating literature is growing rapidly. I cannot imagine Vietnamese literature if it lacked literature translated from and into Vietnamese. However, the development of literature translating has caused some outstanding issues.

At present, there are too many publishers, book companies and translators engaged in translating literature. It leads to an uncontrolled market.

As a critic of translated literature I see many mistakes in the translated works. While I think a small number of mistakes is acceptable, 10 mistakes on a translation page is too many. Even people speaking in the same language are sometimes misunderstood. I think there is not a perfect translation in the world. Vietnamese translators are hard working.

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CONVOCATORIA: La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación acoge las pruebas de selección de traductores y redactores de actas para Naciones Unidas | Sala de Prensa

CONVOCATORIA: La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación acoge las pruebas de selección de traductores y redactores de actas para Naciones Unidas
10/09/2012 | Comunicación Universidad de Salamanca

La Facultad de Traducción y Documentación de la Universidad de Salamanca acoge nuevamente la celebración de los exámenes para reclutar traductores y redactores de actas para Naciones Unidas.

Las pruebas, a las que se presentan candidatos de todo el mundo, se celebrarán los próximos días 11 y 13 de septiembre en el Aula 2.

Esta actividad es fruto del marco de colaboración suscrito entre la Facultad de la Usal y la ONU, que quedó plasmada formalmente con la firma del “Memorando de Entendimiento con Naciones Unidas (MoU) en febrero de 2009. La institución académica salmantina es la única universidad de habla hispana que forma parte de esta red, junto con la argentina de Córdoba.

Día: 11/09/2012: De 8 h. a 15 h.

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Admissions into the Translation and Interpreting Programmes of ASTI: 10 more days to go for the submission of files

In conformity with the Minister of Higher Education’s earlier announcement of the 2012 admissions into the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea, interested candidates are hereby reminded that the entrance examinations into the MA in Translation and the MA in Interpretation of the School will be held as follows:

25-26 September 2012: MA in Translation (Venues: University of Buea and ENS-Yaounde);
02-03 October 2012: MA in Interpretation (Venue: University of Buea).
The deadline for the submission of files (either through the Ministry of Higher Education in Yaounde or directly to ASTI, Buea) is now on 21 September 2012.

Read more: http://metaglossia.wordpress.com/2012/09/12/admissions-into-the-translation-and-interpreting-programmes-of-asti-10-more-days-to-go-for-the-submission-of-files/

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Translation schools in Agua Dulce

Translation schools in Agua Dulce. Get information about translation schools and obtain the necessary skills to make specialized translations in different fields.
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ARABIC TRANSLATION CENTRE,Mumbai based translation agency, dealing with all types - Kolkata: Business in Kolkata at Quikr Kolkata

ARABIC TRANSLATION CENTRE,Mumbai based translation agency, dealing with all types of books, documents, certificates, passports, visa translations from Arabic to English & vice-versa. We also handle translations & interpretations in other foreign languages likeFrench,Spanish etc., the translations will be carried out by excellent and experienced translators at competitive price. Apart from this we conduct training classes in Arabic and French for business professionals. So feel free to contact us for your translation needs at any time. For more info please visit

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Universities to address lack of translators in UAE - The National

A career as a translator requires more than the ability to speak a language - yet professional qualifications are often an afterthought.

The Canadian University of Dubai (CUD) will launch a bachelor's degree in English language and translation this term. Until now, most translation degrees have been at postgraduate level.

And the American University of Dubai (AUD) is to open an Arabic language and translation institute this year and start offering a translation degree next year.

Between them, they will address what experts say are two key problems of translation in the UAE: that translation training is often an afterthought; and that translators' skills are not suited to the fields in which they end up working.

The head of department at CUD, Dr Kathy O'Sullivan, hopes an undergraduate degree will encourage students to consider the field as a career option.

"What happened in this country is that people would start to work as translators usually because they spoke the language," said Dr O'Sullivan.

Only later did they realise they needed training, she said.

The degree will focus on preparing students to work in fields such as law, engineering or media.

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Translation and Interpreting Studies | School of Humanities, Languages, & Social Sciences | University of Salford, Manchester

Translation & Interpreting degree courses and masters courses - learn to be a translator or intepreter at the University of Salford, Manchester.

The Centre for Translation and Interpreting Studies includes one of the largest clusters of translation and interpreting specialists in the UK and brings together the language expertise and scholarship of experts in literary and social theory to foster an interdisciplinary approach to translation and interpreting. The Centre also works closely with members of the School’s Centre for Linguistics and Applied Linguistics.

Translation and Interpreting are taught at all levels from foundation to masters and our postgraduate courses in translation and interpreting are amongst the longest running in the UK. The MA Translating course has been awarded membership of the prestigious EU Commission-sponsored European Master's in Translation Network.

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My Lord, my fam, my job, my friends: Guest post - Master's Degrees in Translation

There are obviously numerous different paths that can be followed in order to become a fully qualified translator or interpreter. No one definitive route exists that is considered the standalone, perfect way to forge a career for yourself in the industry. In fact, one of the most interesting aspects of working for a translation agency is that I get to meet linguists from all sorts of different backgrounds besides the obvious cultural ones. Many have always operated as freelancers, while others have had careers as translators in the private or public sector or have worked more directly in their specialised field. Some have little more than a bachelor’s degree to their name; others have more qualifications than you can shake a stick at!

One experience that countless translators I come across have benefitted from and speak highly of is completing a master’s degree. Again, master’s graduates I have the pleasure of meeting have done their degree at different stages in their career. Going straight from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s is a common route for translators who know exactly what they want and have the means to do so, although there are plenty who have gone back into studying and working towards a master’s after having considerable experience as a translator.

From gauging the opinion of those at Quick Lingo who have chosen to further their careers with translation-related master’s degrees, I can tell you more about options available from five of the UK’s best universities:

Read more: http://home.yourprofessionaltranslator.com/2012/08/guest-post-masters-degrees-in.html

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Translation centre to promote nation's literature

VietNamNet Bridge – The Viet Nam Writers' Association will launch a translation centre next month to help promote Vietnamese literature abroad, according to the association's chairman Huu Thinh.

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Translation centre to promote nation's literature - Life & Style - VietNam News

HA NOI — The Viet Nam Writers' Association will launch a translation centre next month to help promote Vietnamese literature abroad, according to the association's chairman Huu Thinh.
The centre will gather English, French, Chinese, Russian, German, Japanese and Korean translators to introduce Vietnamese literature to the world.
"Despite much investment by the State in the development of literature and arts, these funds have mainly focused on new works, children's literature and literary criticism," said Thinh. "We don't have financial sources for translating literature."
Speaking at a seminar held last Friday in Ha Noi, the chairman also stressed that Vietnamese culture would be isolated if not enough attention is paid to translating literary works.
"The association will propose a policy to develop translated literature to State leaders," he said in his speech at the conclusion of the seminar.
The seminar was held by the association to review work on translating literature over the past decade. Participants at the seminar were known writers and translators who also discussed the role of literature translators, principles and requirement to literature translation and creativity in translations.
According to a book entitled Vietnamese Literature Translators published in 2002 by the association's Translation Council in co-operation with the East-West Culture Centre, Viet Nam has about 300 prominent translators who took part in translations from the 14th century until the late 20th century.
During the past years, translated literature, including foreign literature translated into Vietnamese, has made a contribution to culture exchange and international integration.
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The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship

The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship

“The Centrality of Translation to the Humanities: New Interdisciplinary Scholarship” is a three-week institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) for twenty-five participants (including three doctoral students) examining the nature of translation and its place in the humanities. The institute is premised on a vision of translation as a profoundly creative and scholarly act which builds bridges across times and cultures, opening new possibilities for texts and their readers. In the college curriculum, translation is hiding in plain sight. Not only do we teach many texts in translation, but our reading of every text is deeply affected by a complex history of reception, adaptation, and re-translation.

Our purpose is to offer college teachers of history, literature, philosophy, religion, and multi-disciplinary core humanities courses (e.g., topical freshman seminars, great books courses, world culture surveys) the opportunity to enrich our understanding of the texts we teach. Participants will examine key questions in Biblical hermeneutics, study the retranslation and reinterpretation of Sigmund Freud and Rainer Maria Rilke, and explore the role of translation in the rise of a 20th century, Inter-American literature centered on such figures as Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez. Through these cases, the participants study translation as a scholarly craft and cultural dynamic, exploring its historical, philosophical, poetic and political dimensions.

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AUD launches a center for Arabic studies and translation at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication | AUD

A new initiative was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, which aims at preserving the Arabic language while raising its level and marking the UAE as the center of excellence in the Arabic language.

As part of this initiative, the American University in Dubai (AUD) announced the launch of a Center for Arabic Studies and Translation at Mohammed Bin Rashid School For Communication (MBRSC).

The mission of the Center for Arabic Studies and Translation at MBRSC is to build a cultural bridge between languages, and to promote communication among civilizations through preparing and qualifying human resources that will be able to transform the initiatives and aspirations of the wise leadership of the UAE into reality.

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AUD launches center for Arabic studies - Khaleej Times

DUBAI - The American University in Dubai (AUD) on Saturday announced the launch of a Center for Arabic Studies and Translation at Mohammed Bin Rashid School For Communication (MBRSC).
The launch of the center is in line with recent initiatives by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to preserve the Arabic language while raising its level and marking the UAE as the center of excellence in the Arabic language.

The mission of the Center for Arabic Studies and Translation at MBRSC is to build a cultural bridge between languages, and to promote communication among civilizations through preparing and qualifying human resources that will be able to transform the initiatives and aspirations of the wise leadership of the UAE into reality.

Executive Vice President of AUD Elias Bou Saab commented on the launch: “The announcement of this initiative comes as an implementation of the mission of His Highness. Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in promoting the UAE as a sophisticated center for studies in the fields of science, knowledge, translation, and grammar in the region and within the framework of AUD’s strategy. The university’s objective is to promote and activate national creativity to keep up with the developments of different sectors, that Dubai in particular and the UAE in general, have seen, in order to achieve the country’s ‘Vision 2021’.”

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Top language schools translating into a positive future for professional translation services

It is hard to pinpoint exactly when the art of translation would have first occurred. Of course, one of the earliest and without doubt the most translated book in history is The Bible. There were certainly scholars in the days before Christ making a trade from translating ancient Hebrew. Possibly even before that, there were those skilled at deciphering pictures and concepts on scroll.
In an ever-shrinking world, however, where thoughts and ideas are channelled through the virtual waves of the internet, professional translation services are in huge demand. With online translation services becoming increasingly popular, there are literally thousands of translators employed worldwide. It has often been said that ‘knowledge is power’, but in today’s multi-cultural society, we have an inkling that it is in fact fast becoming ‘language’.
With demand, of course, comes the need to supply, and with supply, consequently the need to teach. One of the most famous early examples of translation schooling was at Toledo. Initially set up in the 12th Century by Archbishop Raymond of Toledo, there was focus on translating philosophical and scientific work from ancient Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic into Latin. Later, under the guidance of King Alfonso X, translation was progressed one step further, into what were in fact the early foundations of the modern Spanish language. It was here in the culture rich 13th Century Spain, where multi-culturalism really gained prominence, and indeed inspiration within the ranks of scholars.
Throughout history, as empires have risen and fallen, and new states have emerged, more and more languages have developed. Latest statistics suggest that in the world there now exists an astounding 6909 individual languages. With the culture and politics of the world gradually intertwining more and more, as globalisation takes hold, we are not yet moving towards a mono-linguistic world, but perhaps advances in translation technology is the key.

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Création d’un institut de traduction Du nouveau à l’université d’Alger 2 (Bouzaréah) - Liberté Algérie , Quotidien national d'information

L’Université d’Alger 2 ou Bouzaréah vient d’être dotée d’un quatrième institut. Il s’agit de l’institut de traduction. Le décret exécutif n°12 270 du 23 juin 2012 complétant celui du 22 octobre 2009 portant création de l’Université d’Alger 2 a été signé et publié au Journal officiel n°39. En fait, le texte initial relatif à la création de l’Université de Bouzaréah n’a pas connu de grandes modifications.
Les dispositions sont les mêmes. Seul l’article 1 fixant le nombre et la vocation des facultés et instituts composant l’Université d’Alger 2 a été amendé et complété par un nouvel et quatrième alinéa : Institut de traduction.
À sa création en 2009, l’Université de Bouzaréah ne comptait que deux facultés et un seul institut à savoir la faculté des sciences humaines et sociales ; la faculté des Lettres et des langues et l’institut d’archéologie.
Le nouveau décret ne donne aucun autre détail sur le fonctionnement ou l’ouverture officielle de ce nouvel institut. Cependant, tout porte à croire que la création de l’institut de traduction n’est pas très étrange aux déclarations qui ont suivi le gel de la filière interprétariat en 2010. En effet, les bacheliers de la session 2012 ont été surpris lors de leur préinscription par la suppression pure et simple de cette filière portant le code 803 de la liste des choix qui leur était proposée. La décision prise de façon unilatérale a soulevé un tollé général au milieu des étudiants et des enseignants qui n’arrivaient pas à comprendre les raisons de ce qui s’est avéré être une suspension momentanée de cette filière.

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L’ISIT depuis 1957 : école de traduction, école d'interprétariat – ISIT

Grande école post bac en 5 ans, diplôme visé, spécialités : communication et management interculturels, traduction, interprétation de conférence.

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2008 : l’ISIT devient l’Institut de management et de communication interculturels, donnant ainsi une réelle visibilité à la variété des métiers exercés par ses diplômés. L’école garde son nom ISIT qui est sa marque et qui fonde sa notoriété.

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Asia Writes: Deadline July 30 | Korea Literature Translation Institute Support Program for Publication (for publication of Korean books overseas)

Deadline: 30 July 2012, 30 September 2012

LTI Korea's MIssion is to spread Korean literature and culture abroad and thereby contribute to global culture. Here at LTI Korea, we run a wide range of programs to help Korean literature reach more readers across the globe. We provide grants to translators and publishers, support literature-related international exchange and training programs for literary translators, and offer fellowships to scholars of Korean literature. Our doors are wide open to everyone interested in Korean literature. We welcome participation and suggestions from all quarters.

The LTIKorea sponsors publication of Korean books overseas. Guidelines below.

PURPOSE

LTI Korea provides publication grants to overseas publishers who are planning to publish the translated Korean books in order to reach more international readers through overseas publication of Korean books.

ELIGIBLE BOOKS AND LANGUAGES

All projects are eligible that are to translate any Korean book published in the Korean language in Korea.

HOW FUNDS ARE DETERMINED AND GRANTED

Grants are made to cover part of the publishing costs, depending on, for example, the language used, the nature and genre of the book, and the reputation of the overseas publisher.

Grants are paid, in a lump sum, upon completion of publication. (In case the LTIKorea sponsors translation of the candidate book, it is possible to pay part of the grants as advance pay.)

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
Publisher’s profile including its detailed history and major achievements (e.g., its previous publications related to Korea (if any), the total number of books it has published to date, etc.).
Business proposal detailing the schedule and budgets for publishing
Agreement between the publisher and the copyright holder(s)
Agreement between the publisher and the translator(s)

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World Translation Center Moves to Expand Its International Client Base with Addition of Marketing Professional | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Internationally-recognized translation services provider increases direct sales efforts with appointment of new Marketing Director. | Virtual Strategy Magazine is an online publication devoted entirely to virtualization technologies.
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25 années d'expérience d'euroscript Luxembourg dans le secteur de la traduction récompensées par la Commission européenne

25 années d'expérience d'euroscript Luxembourg dans le secteur de la traduction récompensées par la Commission européenne
La direction générale des entreprises et de l'industrie (DG Entreprises) de la Commission européenne a attribué à euroscript le contrat de traduction des règlementations techniques dans le cadre de la directive 98/34/CE (avis d'attribution 2012/S 93-152984).
Leader international sur le marché des solutions globales de gestion du cycle de vie du contenu, euroscript a remporté l'appel d'offres lancé par la direction générale des entreprises et de l'industrie portant sur la traduction dans toutes les langues officielles de l'UE (à l'exception de l'irlandais) des réglementations techniques dans le cadre de la directive 98/34/CE.
euroscript Luxembourg S.à r.l. faisait face à 12 acteurs internationaux de renom établis en Belgique, en Angleterre, aux Pays-Bas, en Suède, en Lettonie et dans d'autres pays majeurs d'Europe. Un marché remporté au final par euroscript Luxembourg S.à r.l.
« C'est un grand honneur pour euroscript Luxembourg d'être à nouveau récompensé par la Commission européenne. Il s'agit là d'une marque exceptionnelle de confiance à l'égard de nos capacités », commente Brigitte Hennemann, Vice-President Sales?Public Sector. « Nos méthodes internes, notre capacité à garantir fiabilité, précision et cohérence terminologique, ainsi que la priorité que nous accordons à l'assurance qualité et aux procédures de contrôle que nous appliquons depuis 25 ans, sont quelques-unes des clés de notre succès. »
Mark Evenepoel, C.E.O. d'euroscript International S.A. se félicite de cette nouvelle victoire dans le secteur public. « euroscript a été fondé au Luxembourg afin d'être plus proche des institutions européennes et de mieux les accompagner. C'est une belle victoire et une magnifique reconnaissance qui tombent à point nommé, euroscript célébrant cette année ses 25 ans d'activité au Luxembourg. »
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La Comisión Europea reconoce los 25 años de experiencia en traducción de euroscript Luxembourg - elEconomista.es

- Business WireLa Dirección General de Empresa e Industria ('DG Empresas') de la Comisión Europea celebró un contrato con euroscript para la traducción de reglamentaciones técnicas en el marco de la Directiva 98/34/EC 2012/S ...
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