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European Parliament interpretations

The European Parliament has asked us to publish this disclaimer on the use of interpretations provided during live and recorded coverage of European Parliament.

This applies to both plenary and committee sessions on BBC Democracy Live and BBC Parliament.

"The interpretation does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. The simultaneous interpretation of debates provided by the European Parliament serves only to facilitate communication amongst the participants in the meeting. It does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings. Only the original speech or the revised written translation of that speech is authentic. Where there is any difference between the simultaneous interpretation and the original speech (or the revised written translation of the speech), the original speech (or the revised written translation) takes precedence. Unless expressly authorised by the European Parliament, the use of the recorded interpretation for any purpose other than that mentioned above is strictly prohibited."

More information here about the use of interpretations in the European Parliament.




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