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In-house guides

  • Interinstitutional style guide – useful for lists of countries, currencies, official names of institutions (in 24 languages). Note that such full official titles are not always applicable in websites aimed at a general readership
  • Commission style guide- similar to the Interinstitutional style guide. Recommended reference for writing European Commission internal documents, as well as its communications with the outside world
  • Web writing guidelines, produced by Directorate-General for Communication (B.3). Recommended reference for producing online texts
  • How to write clearly is a booklet that can be downloaded as a PDF from the Publications Office

Language aids

General writing guides

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