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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.
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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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Sat 27/12
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Brussels, 27 December 2014 It is with great sorrow that I have learned about the loss of a great European and my friend Leo Tindemans. As early as 1976 the famous Tindemans Report outlined the way for a Union close to the peoples of...
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European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 December 2014 The European Commission is giving €2 million in emergency funding to assist scores of Libyans who have been forced to flee their homes because of worsening violence in the country.     The funding will provide essential humanitarian assistance and protection to the...
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European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 19 December 2014 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 22 décembre Mr Valdis Dombrovskis visits Estonia on 22 and 23 December.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of part of Cegedim S.A.'s customer relationship management and strategic data business (the target) by IMS Health.
Fri 19/12
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 19 December 2014 A total of €102 million of EU agricultural policy funds, unduly spent by Member States, is being claimed back by the European Commission from Greece, Ireland and Slovenia under the so-called clearance of accounts procedure.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of joint control over České aerolinie ("CSA"), the Czech national air carrier, by Travel Service and Český Aeroholding ("CAH"), all of the Czech Republic.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 December 2014 Today the Council formally appointed the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the four other permanent members of the Single Resolution Board. This concludes a recruitment process which started in July 2014.
Fri 19/12
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 December 2014 What is the Single Resolution Mechanism? The Single Resolution Mechanism (SRM) complements the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM) which, once operational in November 2014, will see the European Central Bank (ECB) directly supervise banks in the euro area and in other Member...


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