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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 20/07
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 20 July 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 23 juillet 2018 Mr Frans Timmermans, in the Hague, the Netherlands, joins a beach clean-up with Mr Merijn Tinga, the 'Plastic Soup Surfer' and a group of guides...
Fri 20/07
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 20 / 07 / 2018 Brussels, 20 July 2018 Hungary: EU invests in the reconstruction of the South-Balaton railway line €193 million from the Cohesion Fund will be invested in the reconstruction and modernisation of the railway line betweenSzékesfehérvár and Keszthely around Lake...
Fri 20/07
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 July 2018 At the end of the first quarter of 2018, the government debt to GDP ratio in the euro area (EA19) stood at 86.8%, compared with 86.7% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.
Fri 20/07
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 20 July 2018 In the first quarter of 2018, the seasonally adjusted general government deficit to GDP ratio stood at 0.1% in the euro area (EA19), a decrease compared with 0.6% in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Fri 20/07
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 20 July 2018 Monsieur le Ministre, cher Gernot, Mesdames et Messieurs, Avant toute chose, permettez-moi de dire tous mes vœux à la Présidence autrichienne, qui se tient à un moment clef.
Thu 19/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The European Commission has today adopted a Communication outlining the ongoing work on the preparation for all outcomes of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
Thu 19/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Securities markets: Commission refers Slovenia and Spain to the Court of Justice for failing to fully enact EU rules on markets in financial instruments The European Commission decided today to refer Slovenia and Spain to the Court of Justice of the...
Thu 19/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The Commission has today issued guidance to help EU investors to invoke their rights before national administrations and courts and to help Member States to protect the public interest in compliance with EU law.
Thu 19/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 The European Commission has today decided to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for non-compliance of its asylum and return legislation with EU law.
Thu 19/07
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 July 2018 Commission refers Ireland to the Court. The European Commission decided today to refer Ireland to the Court of Justice of the EU for failing to correctly implement EU law establishing the fundamental principles governing the investigation of accidents in maritime transport...

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