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12/06/2013

European Commission paves way for sign language project

The European Commission has today paved the way for a new pilot project to improve communication between the European institutions and the deaf and hard of hearing.

This financing decision means the pilot project, for which the European Parliament has allocated a budget of EUR 750,000, can be implemented. "Every EU citizen has an equal right to participate in the democratic life of the Union. But some of our citizens face barriers in doing so, and this is something we must address," said Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner.

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