EUROJARGON - English

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A plain language guide to Eurojargon: People in the EU institutions and in the media dealing with EU affairs are in the bad habit of using words and expressions that they alone understand. We call these words and expressions “eurojargon”. Because outsiders cannot understand it, eurojargon is very unhelpful to ordinary people, and the EU institutions are trying to avoid using it in information for the general public. In the meantime, this “plain language guide” may help you.

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