Language policy of the website

What languages is the EIB web site available in?

The EIB aims to provide you with the information you are looking for in your own language or in a language you can understand, depending on the nature of the information. Official documents are available in at least the languages which were official at the date of publication. Other documents, of a non legally binding nature, are frequently published in English, French and German. General information on the homepage, the sections immediately accessible from the homepage and the indexes are, as far as possible, available in English, French and German. Specialised information is generally available in at least two languages, the ones most commonly used by the audience the information is intended for.

How do languages work on the EIB web site?

The navigation and content of the website is typically available in three languages: English, French and German. Access to these versions does not require any cookies or browser detection. The language is identified in the URL of the page, i.e. English (www.eib.org/en), French (www.eib.org/fr) and German (www.eib.org/de).

Where other languages are available, there is an option provided on each page under the title to change the language of the page content. Cookies are used to set this language preference during the browsing session and removed at the end of the session. Choosing one of these languages will change the language of the page whilst the navigation of the page remains in the language defined in the URL.