Who we are
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 – 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.
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 – 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-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 – 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 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.
Víctor, who hails from Spain, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Translation and Interpreting, a University-specific degree in Linguistic Mediation and a Master’s degree in Edition, Production and New Journalistic Technologies. Víctor wrote, translated and presented a wide range of topics for print and online media, including Swiss TV and newspapers, magazines, newsletters and blogs. He speaks Spanish, German, English, Catalan, Italian and French (in that order).
Emma was born in 1992 in the United Kingdom. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from London Metropolitan University and has experience of working in PR for the higher education sector. Emma has written for print and online media, in both local and national media outlets. She has a keen interest in international politics, which is why her thesis focused on the controversial relationship between the West and Saudi Arabia.
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