Eckpunktepapier

English translation: A set of directives or guidelines.

12:56 Feb 11, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Eckpunktepapier
Comes from the field of politics. Here´s the sentence: "Die Wissenschaftsminister...haben sich...auf ein ECKPUNKTEPAPIER zur Hochschulreform geeinigt..."
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Anglo-German Translations
English translation:A set of directives or guidelines.
Explanation:
An "Eckpunktepapier" is less specific than a white paper but more formal than just a draft. Depending on how the phrase fits into the context, I would suggest using either "a set of directives" or "a set of guidelines."
Hope that helps.
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William Scheckel (X)
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Summary of answers provided
nacornerstone/cornerpillar
Dierk Seeburg
naBasic guidelines
Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
naA set of directives or guidelines.
William Scheckel (X)
nabenchmark paper
Kristina M (X)


  

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6 mins
benchmark paper


Explanation:
"benchmark" seems to be one of the buzzwords in US-English these days.

HTH,
Kristina


Kristina M (X)
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31 mins
A set of directives or guidelines.


Explanation:
An "Eckpunktepapier" is less specific than a white paper but more formal than just a draft. Depending on how the phrase fits into the context, I would suggest using either "a set of directives" or "a set of guidelines."
Hope that helps.

William Scheckel (X)
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43 mins
Basic guidelines


Explanation:
An "Eckpunktepapier" is an official document containing the basic guidelines to be used for reaching a final decision, bill, regulation, etc.

Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
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1 hr
cornerstone/cornerpillar


Explanation:
This seems more fitting and closer to the original anyway.


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Dierk Seeburg
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