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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.


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.


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.


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 24 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: MPEG-4 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.


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.


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 one radio studio, 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.

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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 23/03
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 23 March 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Calendrier du 26 mars au 01 avril 2018 Lundi 26 mars 2018 EU-Turkey leaders' meeting in Varna, Bulgaria President Jean-Claude Juncker in Varna, Bulgaria: participates in the EU-Turkey leaders'...
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European - Press release Commission Brussels, 23 March 2018 Today, the European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €4.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund. This money should serve to help nearly 2,300 former workers of Caterpillar Solar Gosselies and of several Caterpillar suppliers find new jobs.
Fri 23/03
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 23 / 03 / 2018 Brussels, 23 March 2018 President Juncker participates in the European Council 22-23 March 2018 Yesterday and today, EU leaders gathered in Brussels for the March European Council, with a full agenda.
Fri 23/03
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 March 2018 On the eve of World Tuberculosis Day, we underline our commitment to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. We call on governments all over the world to redouble their efforts and make this happen.
Thu 22/03
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 23 March 2018 The President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker and the Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa made the following statement on a pilot reform project related to the Portuguese vocational education and training system in preparation of the future EU Reform Delivery...
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European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2018 The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.
Thu 22/03
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 March 2018 The Global Report on Food Crises indicates that major risks of famine were averted in 2017 in the four countries that were declared at risk in early 2017: Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and North Nigeria.
Thu 22/03
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 22 / 03 / 2018 Brussels, 22 March 2018 Energy Union: Synchronisation of the Baltic States' electricity network with the European system will strengthen solidarity and regional security of supply Today, the Heads of State or Government of the Baltic States and of...
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European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Speech Brussels, 22 March 2018 Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,   On 12 December 2015 in Paris, after days of long negotiations, something very remarkable happened: the world's leaders demonstrated that it is possible to unite around a challenge that affects...
Thu 22/03
European Commission - Speech Brussels, 22 March 2018 Honourable conference participants, Honourable Ministers, Honourable Members of Parliament, Ladies and Gentlemen, Let me start by thanking President Macron for his speech and his firm support for a European strategy to mobilise finance for sustainable growth.

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