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Interview with Vice-President Reding

EUD is proud to present this exclusive interview with the Vice-President of the European Commission, Viviane Reding. EUD Executive Director, Mark Wheatley interviews Viviane Reding who is also the EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship. She has been a member of the European Commission since 1999 and she is one of the most important supporters to the Deaf community in Europe.

Viviane Reding answered questions from Mark Wheatley about her personal motivation to support the Deaf community and sign language in Europe, her view on the recoginition of sign language in her home country, Luxembourg, and her vision of a better Europe for sign language users.  

For more information Vice-President Viviane Reding, please go to her website here.

International Sign Interpreter: Maya de Wit, the Netherlands.

German subtitles of this interview can be found here.

All the publications from 2022 - 2026 are co-funded by and produced under the European Commission’s Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) Programme.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission’s CERV Programme. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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