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IATE Term of the Week

Every Friday we publish ‘IATE Term of the Week’, a term related to European current affairs in line with the EP’s agenda. The aim is to promote public IATE and to invite terminologists/translators/linguists to contribute their language equivalent and thus improve IATE.

IATE term of the week: Fracking

Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, which is the process of drilling into the earth using high-pressure water directed at the rock to release...

For 108 years SOS saves lives

Exactly 108 years to this day, the SOS became the worldwide distress signal, three years after the German government first adopted it. Since then,...

IATE Term of the week: Iron curtain

Our term of this week looks back in time for the 27th anniversary of the Berlin Wall fall. People from all around the world...

IATE Term of the Week: Velvet Revolution

The term Velvet Revolution has most recently been used in connection with the 2018 Armenian revolution, which started as a series of anti-government protests...

IATE Term of the week: Whistleblowing

Today (December 9th) is the United Nations’ (UN) International Anti-Corruption Day. A date marked by raising awareness of corruption and demonstrating what people can...

IATE Term of the week: Superbugs

Superbugs are strains of bacteria that are resistant to several types of existing antibiotics. In our days antibiotics are among the most frequently prescribed...

IATE term of the week: Divorce

Following the announcement of the split of a very high-profile couple, which has generated quite a bit of media attention over the last few...

IATE term of the week: Food waste

This week’s chosen term from IATE is one that has recently received much attention from the media: food waste. It means the “removal from...

IATE term of the week: football hooligan

EURO 2016 is in full swing and if last week the IATE term was football stewards, a useful aspect of the game, this week...

IATE Term of the week: Hard money

American elections are around the corner. This is why having a look at what newspapers are explaining us about the most used terms and...
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