At the General Assembly of EULITA, which was held in Krakow, Poland, on 5 April 2014, the Executive Committee for the next three years (2014 – 2017) was elected. Liese Katschinka (Austria), President, Christiane Driesen (Germany), Vice-President, Zofia Rybinska (Poland), Vice-President, Katy Stifterova (Czech Republic), Secretary, Lucía Castaño-Castaño (Spain), Treasurer, and Flavia Caciagli (Italy) were re-elected and will serve a second mandate. Geoffrey Buckingham, United Kingdom, is the new man on the team.
EULITA’s general assembly took place immediately after the conference “New Tasks for Legal Interpreters and Translators in the Enlarged Europe” which – in spite of the Lufthansa strike – was attended by some 120 participants. Patrick Twidle, European Court of Justice, and Sally Bailey-Ravet, Council of Europe, were the keynote speakers. A presentation and workshop on LIT Search, the EU-funded project for a European pilot database of legal interpreters and translators, gave attendees the opportunity to learn more about this project and to put forward their own ideas and draw attention to potential problems.