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We cover Europe's news

Our teams ensure news coverage of events taking place in the institutions of the European Union: meetings, official visits, press conferences, signing of treaties. Wherever news happens, in Europe or elsewhere, major events in the construction of Europe and statements by major European personalities are recorded as they take place.

They are made immediately available to media professionals world-wide. Our live coverage of events, news summaries, info-clips, stockshots and photo reports illustrate the different EU activities and are aimed at helping the international media during the coverage of European events.

The living memory of Europe

We offer you access to the most extensive library of audiovisual documents in existence on the construction of the European Union. They are witness to the history of Europe from the first steps of the Common Market until the era of peace, security, prosperity and solidarity of the European Union today. This is part of Europe's living memory available not only to journalists, but also to anyone wishing to view the key moments of Community history.


Photo

Picturing Europe

We deliver extensive photo coverage of all main EU-related news. From the European Coal and Steel Community to the latest EU events we offer photo coverage, in both black & white and colour, both of the founders of the European Community and the main events of the last half century of European history.

Available products include archive photos covering the main events since the 1950s on Community themes.


Audio

The voices of Europe

We provide daily news coverage in broadcast quality audio. The Audiovisual Library offers you voices of Europe expressed in its many languages in key speeches and declarations by key players in the construction of Europe as all major events, negotiations and agreements took place. The Audiovisual Library's sound archive footage covers the principal developments since World War II.


Distribution

Sights and Sounds on Air

The European Union's TV Information service Europe by Satellite (EbS) provides EU related pictures and sound for professionals working in television and radio stations and for institutions. EbS is directly available to local, regional, national and international organisations in the Union, the Mediterranean area, and Central and Eastern Europe. EbS transmits a free to air signal via satellite and is also available via the Internet.

Live coverage, news summaries and stockshots

Europe by Satellite offers live coverage of the main EU events and live daily news broadcasts. In addition, EbS offers thematic footage illustrating the daily news and video news releases related to the integration process in Europe. These services are available in natural sound and in up to 20 languages a device that is unique in the world.

Sights and Sounds and Services online

The Internet provides an alternative to satellite transmissions. This service also allows on-demand consultation of any event or subject during the week following its transmission on satellite. All products become accessible to any connected media or individual anywhere in the world through the Internet portal of the audiovisual service. On the site you will find EbS permanently updated transmission schedule, as well as shotlists detailing the content of pictures and links to complementary information sources and photos. Pictures and sound may be downloaded in broadcast quality formats: MPEG2 for video, MP3 for sound and JPEG for photos. This news material is published during or soon after the events, remains available for at least one month and is easy to download, process and file. Finally, you can enter your booking requests for the technical assistance that we describe hereafter.


Copyright

This material is offered free of charge for EU-related information and education purposes.
Further details on our conditions of use are available in the copyright section.


AVservices

Assistance on the spot

On location, we offer various services to radio and TV journalists covering the European Union and the Commission in particular. In the Berlaymont building in Brussels, there are two TV studios and two radio studios, plus editing and duplication facilities, ENG video crews, as well as archive and play-out services.

We make filming easier for you

We can provide useful contacts and accompany news teams within our buildings. Details of visits by personalities, or other events at the Commission, are faxed or emailed to the accredited audiovisual press in advance of the event. This information is also available in the press room of the Berlaymont building. When press pools are organised, video copies are made available to journalists who were not able to attend the event.

Register on line

To access our services, please complete our request form. This form will provide us with the necessary information required to meet all your requirements successfully.


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Fri 20/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: Most people living in European cities are exposed to poor air quality. Road transport, agriculture, power plants, industry and households are the biggest emitters of air pollutants in Europe.
Fri 20/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans will host European Parliament Vice-President Mairead McGuiness and the leaders of different religious communities in Europe at the annual high-level meeting.
Fri 20/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 20 October 2017, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, together with the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani and the President of the European Council Donald Tusk, will travel to Spain to receive, on behalf of the European Union, the Premio Princesa de Asturias de la...
Fri 20/10
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 20 October 2017 CALENDRIER du 23 octobre au 29 octobre 2017 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 23 octobre 2017 Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO), in Luxembourg 23-26/10 European Parliament plenary session, in...
Fri 20/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 20 October 2017 European Council - Day 1: focus on migration, security, defence and external relations At the European Council of 19-20 October, EU leaders discussed a number of important issues. Migration was high on the agenda.
Fri 20/10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 October 2017 The European Commission can confirm that as of 16 October 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany.
Thu 19/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 19 / 10 / 2017 Brussels, 19 October 2017 President Juncker participates in the European Council (18-19 October 2017) Today and tomorrow, EU Heads of State or Government are meeting in Brussels for the European Council which marks an important step on the...
Thu 19/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 19 October 2017 For more than 60 years, the statistical authorities of the European Union's Member States have been working together with Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in the European Statistical System, to produce reliable and comparable data.  Full text available on...
Fri 13/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In October 2017, the European Commission will present a set of measures to better defend European citizens against terrorist threats and build a Europe that protects. Together with the 11th Progress Report towards an effective and genuine Security Union, the package will include...
Wed 18/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 18 October 2017 The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Bard by BD. Both companies supply medical devices. The decision is conditional on the divestment of BD's core needle biopsy devices business, and tissue marker product that is...


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