Who we are

Rodolfo Maslias

Rodolfo Maslias – Head of TermCoord

Born in 1957 in Thessaloniki (GR). Studied languages (mainly German, French, Spanish) and law. Post-graduate in German classical theater. Translator at the EP since 1981. ECQA certified terminology manager.


Maja Pušpan – IT – External Contacts & Website

Maja is from Piran (Slovenia). She graduated in Translation Studies at the University of Ljubljana and began her “European experience” in 2005 in Brussels. 2006-2010 translator in the Slovenian Unit.

Viola Pongracz

Viola Pongracz – Linguistic Coordinator

Born in 1975 in Hungary. Studied English, linguistics and literature at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, then post-graduate studies in economics, with specialisation in EU studies. 2003-2011 translator in the Hungarian Translation Unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

James Borg

James Borg – IT and website

Born in 1976 in Gozo, Malta. Graduated in Communications and Informatics from the University of Malta. 2004-2009 translator in the Maltese Unit.

Theodora Dourda

Theodora Dourda – IT Coordinator

Born in 1964 in Germany, but of Greek nationality. Translation studies at Heidelberg University. 1989-1997 translator in the German unit, 1997-2008 IT Unit.

Clara Machado

Clara Machado – Assistant IATE, Helpdesk

Clara was born in Portugal and holds a degree in Languages, Literature and Culture from the Faculdade de Letras, University of Porto. She worked in the Analysis and Documentation Unit of the Translation Directorate of the Court of Justice. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Violina Stamtcheva

Violina Stamtcheva-Andreeva – IATE Coordinator

Bulgarian, Master’s degree in German and English philology in Sofia and Berlin, PhD in translation studies in Vienna. 2007-2010 a translator in the Bulgarian unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Darija Brinc

Darija Brinc – IATE Coordinator

Daria Brinc, born in Slovenia, studied English and German and the University of Ljubljana. 2009-2015 translator and terminologist in the Slovenian translation unit. ECQA certified terminology manager.

Mercedes Mosquera

Mercedes Mosquera Gonzalez – Administrative Assistant

Born in 1972 in Bonn, Germany. 1989-2016 lived in Madrid and studied at the Mary Ward College in Madrid for an International Executive Assistant degree.




Carmela Blanco

Carmela was born in Madrid. She gained experience as a translator at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior to coming to Luxembourg, she worked as a conference interpreter at the UN in Geneva and in a range of conferences.

jeczmyk_olgaOlga Jeczmyk

Translator, Interpreter and Social Media Manager. BA in Translation and Interpreting, MA in Cultural-Linguistic Mediation and MRes researching in Translation Studies for her PhD at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She worked as a simultaneous interpreter at the FAO in Rome.


Giorgia Lopez

Italian. She completed her BA at the Advanced School of Modern Languages for Interpreters and Translators of the University of Bologna and holds an MA degree in Professional Translation from Swansea University (UK).


Giulia Mattoni

Italian. She holds a BA in Modern and Contemporary Literature from University of Macerata and a MSc. in Translation Technology from Dublin City University.

 Doris Fernandes 

Doris Fernandes del Pozo 

Galicia (Spain). BA in Journalism, BA in Translation and Interpreting and MA in Communication and Creative Industries. She has worked as conference and liaison interpreter and as a translator specialised in EU texts in Spain. She is pursuing a PhD on the topic of media coverage of women trafficking cases at the University of Santiago de Compostela and has published research in the field of interpreting with victims of gender-based violence.

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  • londonian16

    Très heureux de connaitre davantage les préoccupations académiques à moyen & long termes de votre Honorable institution afin de pouvoir me préparer à vous aider “scientifiquement” , car l’Europe a beaucoup fait pour l’Humanité et mes modestes contribution dans ces domaines précis qui me passionnent tant galvanisent toutes mes energies et ma volonté . Amitié….