EU Language Requirements

The table below provides an overview of the official languages in the EU Member States with the aim to assist the manufacturer to know which languages should appear on the labels and manual of consumer products to be placed on specific markets.

 

# EU Member State Official languages
1 Austria German
2 Belgium German, French, Dutch
3 Bulgaria Bulgarian
4 Cyprus Greek
5 Czech Republic Czech
6 Denmark Danish
7 Estonia Estonian
8 Finland Finnish, Swedish
9 France French
10 Germany German
11 Greece Greek
12 Hungary Hungarian
13 Ireland English, Irish
14 Italy Italian
15 Latvia Latvian
16 Lithuania Lithuanian
17 Luxembourg French, German
18 Malta Maltese, English
19 Netherlands Dutch
20 Poland Polish
21 Portugal Portuguese
22 Romania Romanian
23 Slovakia Slovak
24 Slovenia Slovenian
25 Spain Spanish
26 Sweden Swedish
27 United Kingdom English
28 Croatia Croatian
# EFTA Country Official languages
1 Norway Norwegian
2 Iceland Icelandic
3 Lichtenstein German
4 Switzerland German, French, Italian
     

 

It is critical to remember that the information needed in order to explain the user how to use the device safely, must always be translated ( where the ISO symbols are not applicable) and appear in the official language(s) of the country where the device is to be sold in – either on the device itself and/or on the packaging of each unit. However, if it is practically impossible to put them on the packaging, the information must be set out in a leaflet enclosed with the product.

Feel free to contact us in case you have additional questions on the language requirements in the European Union.