The Commission today adopted two consultative documents and an action plan on its language-related preparations for enlargement. The aim is to safeguard multi-lingualism by ensuring that costs are kept under control despite the foreseen arrival of up to ten new languages as of 2004. This will be achieved through a series of modernisation measures, including better planning and coordination among services, establishing a permanent dialogue between the language services and their clients, better use of support staff, new technologies and external resources and the reduction of translation work on draft documents. Discussions will now start with Staff Unions on issues related to working conditions of staff.