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EU Subsidiarity

The general aim of subsidiarity is to guarantee a degree of independence to a lower authority from a higher authority. It is concerned with how power is shared between them. In EU terms, the principle means that the EU can…

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EU Political Groups

Party politics is largely irrelevant in the EU institutions. The exception is the European Parliament, where most MEPs sit in one of seven political groups. These groups are not organized by nationality, but rather by political beliefs. MEPs who do…

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Official Journal Of The European Union

The official journal of the EU is usually referred to as the OJ. It is published in all 24 official and working languages of the EU. Published every day, it is split into two main sections (known as series). The…

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Europe 2020

Europe 2020 is a 10-year economic plan announced by the Commission in 2010. The aim of Europe 2020 is growth in the EU, achieved by encouraging greater coordination of national and EU policy. Europe 2020 is divided into five targets…

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European Stability Mechanism

The European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is a permanent intergovernmental institution based in Luxembourg that provides financial support to eurozone member states. To qualify for a bailout (=financial support) under the ESM, a state must be experiencing, or be threatened with,…

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The Old Bailey

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey allows users to search "the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published" The database contain 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court from 1674-1913.

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Legal Glossaries In Plain English

Two great legal glossaries crafted in clear, plain English: Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) offers a glossary of common legal terms as well as common Latin terms. The US District Court of Idaho provides the glossary from it's Pro-Se Handbook…

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West Headnote Of The Day

The West Headnote of the Day is a fun way to brush up on litigation terminology as well as the terminology of the substantive law in dispute. You can read the most recent West Headnote of the Day here, and…

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Eurojargon describes itself as a plain language guide to Eurojargon -- the specialized language characteristic of people within the EU institutions. Similar to Beltway-ese which is the jargon used inside the Beltway in government offices and Congress and among lobbyists…

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TransLegal's LinkedIn Group

TransLegal has launched a LinkedIn group. The TransLegal LinkedIn group is a community of Legal English professionals and clients who share an interest in exchanging information and ideas about Legal English training, testing and translations. To join, click here.

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