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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.

Sights and Sounds - Copies

In case it is not possible to access our satellite and online services, journalists may request a copy of audiovisual products including videotape, CD-ROM or DVD. A list of the available products can be found on the Internet. Orders can be placed by e-mail or fax and should include the following information:
• Name and details
• Company with full address
• Subject and intended use of material
• Support and format


Copyright

This material is offered free of charge for EU-related information and education purposes. For any other use, prior clearance must be obtained from the Central Audiovisual Library of the European Commission. In no case may this material be sold or rented. Pictures containing buildings and artworks may only be used to meet the needs of current news coverage.
Credit © European Union 2016.


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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Thu 12/05
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The tenth edition of the European Development Days will take place in Brussels on 15-16 June.   The background: The European Development Days is Europe’s leading forum on international cooperation and development.
Fri 20/05
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Wed 16/03
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: The 42nd edition of the G7 will take place from 26 to 27 May in Ise-Shima, in the Mie Prefecture (Japan), under Japanese presidency. The European Union, who is a full member of the G7 (and the G20), will be jointly represented by...
Wed 11/05
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Thursday 26 May 2016, the European Commission will adopt its monthly infringements package. These decisions seek to enforce EU law across Europe so that citizens and businesses can benefit fully from the internal market.
Wed 25/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Commission has found that Italian abrasives producer Pometon S.p.A. breached EU antitrust rules by participating in a cartel to coordinate steel abrasives prices in Europe for almost four years.
Wed 25/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 Fourteen new Primary Care Centres are to be built across Ireland following a new EUR 70 million, 27-year loan from the European Investment Bank. The loan benefits from support from the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the heart of the...
Wed 25/05
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Commission today tabled a package of measures to allow consumers and companies to buy and sell products and services online more easily and confidently across the EU.
Wed 25/05
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Commission today proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better.
Wed 25/05
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 25 May 2016 The European Union’s efforts to ensure clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. © European Union 2016 The annual bathing water report published today proves the value of the legislation and...
Wed 25/05
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 25 May 2016 The Western Balkans and Turkey deepen economic and social reforms with the EU What is the role of economic governance in the enlargement process? Economic governance has become one of the pillars of EU's enlargement policy, mirroring developments within the EU...


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