Our Struggle in the Media

The following press articles and media pieces cover the struggle of the Conference Interpreting Agents of the European Union for emergency support to counter the disruption to our work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Links open in a new window. The opinions expressed are those of the journalist(s) signing the article and the publisher.

“Absurdum” – In the eye of the storm 15 Jun 2020 - English

Europa United: “Absurdum” – In the eye of the storm

In the wake of the Covid19 pandemic approximately 1,800 Conference Interpreting Agents, or ACIs, face financial uncertainty over the European Union’s decision to cease payments and because they are unable to claim temporary unemployment due to their special tax status, their position at the moment remains unclear. ACI Svetlana Spaic breaks down the issue in detail and tells us her story behind the struggle...

Eurochat podcast episode 21 – EU Conference Interpreting Agents dispute 15 Jun 2020 - English

Europa United: Eurochat podcast episode 21 – EU Conference Interpreting Agents dispute

For those who are tuned in on the EU PR machine, the term “EU Solidarity” is one that’s been well promoted by both the internal and external avenues. We’ve heard it mentioned in many of the speeches by the Commission and parliamentary leaders in their quests to bring us together in this time of crisis, but it seems that one group of workers who are involved at the core of the EU institutions and are indeed vital in the everyday running of it, are being left behind....