Those of you interested in the European Commission call for translators into English might be interested to know that a call for applications for permanent in-house English translators is expected in summer 2010. This is as good a gig as you can get in the world of translation. Entrance requirements are stringent, with two EU languages required, one of which must be French or German, good educational qualifications and impeccable written English. Candidates are also expected to have good general knowledge of the EU so you might want to bone up on this!
There is a Facebook group for those interested called We are waiting for the 2010 EU English-language translation competition!. Members of this group will get a message when the competition is launched which will save you haunting the EPSO website.