Multilingualism is the main principle of the language policy of the European Union. How do the EU Institutions ensure that this principle is respected? Machine translation (MT) is one of the language tools which allow users to obtain raw translations quickly and in a cost-effective way. Machine translation can be useful in a multilingual work environment for example for understanding the main points of a text when there is no time or possibility for human translation. If you want to know more about the European Commission’s MT service, check this document in our EU E-books and Docs section!