The Dutch economy looks pretty good from just about anywhere at the moment, but I'm pretty sure government departments there still all employ an English native speaker to draft and translate messages aimed at foreigners. The Spanish economy shows few signs of emerging from its hole, but even though central government seems equivocal about reducing costs afaik no similar initiative has been taken here to professionalise relations with the outside world.
Cue José Blanco's housing investor roadshow last week in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden and Russia. Of course, the minor linguistic errors as well as the continuing rock/hard place quandary of the illegal expat homes scandal were overshadowed by the porkers in the presentation content. But hope springs eternal.
Labels: Gobierno de España, Ministerio de Fomento