Journalists, photographers and TV crews need accreditation to enter the European Commission, Parliament and Council press rooms.
There are different types of accreditation:
The EU institutions have a joint accreditation scheme for Brussels-based correspondents. The EU inter-institutional pass is valid for press events in the European Commission, Council and Parliament, except for European Council meetings and other high-level events, for which special accreditation is required.
Temporary accreditation can be granted for a maximum of 6 months to temporary staff or trainees of currently accredited media organisations.
Non-accredited media representatives can obtain a one-day badge to the press area.
Journalists requesting this one-day accreditation need to send an email at least 24 hours prior to the event they want to attend to COMM-PRESSROOM-TEAM@ec.europa.eu, attaching:
In either of the above options, the European Commission reserves the right to refuse granting temporary accreditation if the specified deadlines are not respected or if the documents provided do not correspond to set requirements.
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