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If you get through to the EU concours assessment centre, what sort of thing...

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I'm interested in being a lawyer/linguist with the EU. What are the require...

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Hi,Thanks for your email, great to hear you are interested in applying to be a lawyer linguist - it is a really great role! For the LL profile, you need to have perfect command of one European langu...

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Hi there, thanks for your question on EU Careers, great to hear you are interested in applying. If you are interested in pure translation/interpreting you would have to wait for a specialist linguist...

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What jobs would I be useful for in the EU with a degree in Spanish and Arab...

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Hi Sophia,Thanks for the question, great to hear you are interested in an EU Career. In order to be eligible to apply to the currently open Generalist competition, you need thorough knowledg...

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