Feb 22

GREEK TRAGEDY TURNED INTO DRAMATIC FINANCIAL TRIUMPH

This is a case study illustrating how a Greek translation company recovered  a large debt from UK translation company, writes Steven Little, of Debt Collect UK LimitedOur Greece-based client was owed £109,000 (€125,000) from a UK translation company. The invoices raised were between 1 – 6 months old. Our client had no idea how to pursue the debt. They had consulted with their lawyers in Greece, who had advised them that this would be a very lengthy, time consuming and expensive process, as they would need to raise a court action locally, obtain a European Enforcement Order, transfer this into the English Courts and then have the order enforced. All of this would take 3 – 4 months depending on the courts in both countries.

Feb 20

EUATC SIGNS ARGENTINAN ACCORD

Translated in Argentina, Argentina's translation industry association, has signed a partner agreement with the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies (EUATC).

Feb 06

T-UPDATE 2019 PROGRAMME AND SPEAKERS UNVEILED

The programme and speakers for this year's T-UPDATE, taking place in Tallinn, the beautiful capital city of Estonia 25/26 April. The theme of of the event is People, Looks and Tech.

Jan 31

CZECHS AND SLOVAKS GET TOGETHER AGAIN

EUATC members the Association of Czech Translation Agencies (ACTA) and the Association of Translation Companies of Slovakia (ATC SK) are used to collaboration. After all they joined forces last year with the national associations from Austria and Hungary to create and deliver the first Meet Central Europe conference. The success of that event has led to the latest example of working together, a joint meeting of the two associations.

Jan 28

T-UPDATE EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Registration for the annual conference of the European Union of Associations of Translation Companies, T-UPDATE, taking place in Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia 25/26 April, is now open.

Jan 23

SLOVENIAN ASSOCIATION COLLABORATES TO DEVELOP PRACTICALCOURSE

At the end of last year, in cooperation with the Department of Translation at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, the Slovenian Association of Translation Companies (SATC) successfully launched the Practical Education for Translation Students pilot project. It was designed as a way for SATC members to contribute to the transfer of knowledge and experience between the economic and academic sectors. 

Jan 23

EUATC'S UK MEMBER REACHES OUT TO LSP SMALL BUSINESS

Around 60% of EUATC founder member the Association of Translation Companies' (ATC) members are small businesses and, in 2019, much of ATC’s focus will be on supporting and producing content tailored for SME LSPs through its new Small Business Initiative.

Jan 23

EUATC NETWORK MEMBER UBIQUS CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION STRATEGY

Following last year’s creation of Ubiqus Spain, through the merger of Asproset members Celer Soluciones and Traducciones Políglota, Ubiqus has gone on to acquire the French LSP Gedev. The acquisition makes it Western Europe's third largest language service provider.

Jan 22

HOW TO RECOVER INTERNATIONAL DEBT AND AVOID CREDIT RISKS

From time to time every business will experience the unfortunate scenario of a customer who refuses to pay an outstanding account and ignores any reminders or chances they are given to settle the outstanding balance. For language service providers dealing with clients from all over the world recover debts can be daunting, writes Steven Little of Debt Collect UK Limited.

Jan 17

TWO WEEKS LEFT TO TAKE PART IN 2019 LANGUAGE INDUSTRY SURVEY

There are just two weeks left to take part in the seventh Language Industry Survey, an EUATC initiative conducted in collaboration with the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA), Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT), the European Language Industry Association (Elia), European Masters in Translation (EMT) and the European Commission's Language Industry Platform (LIND-Web). The deadline to participate in the survey is Friday, 15th February.