The Directorate-General (DG) for Communication distributes documents containing proposed or agreed legislation and any other documents which may be of use to the press, such as statistics. These are available in the office of the relevant spokesperson.
These are available on a courtesy basis in the Commission press foyer. Any other documents can be obtained through the respective press or information officer of the relevant institution.
EU Bookshop is an online service giving access to publications from the EU institutions, agencies and other bodies. In addition to the online bookshop, this service will offer an online catalogue and archive of all EU publications.
EU Bookshop allows users to search for EU publications, order them and where possible, download copies. The EU Bookshop is managed by the Publications Office.
The International Press Association represents the interests of all accredited foreign correspondents in Belgium and can assist journalists wishing to obtain a Belgian Press Card.
The International Press Association office is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 09:00 to 13:00.
A Belgian Press Card entitles correspondents to a residence permit/identity card. It also makes them eligible for rail and air transport reductions.
The agreements passed between IPA and the Spokesperson's service of the Commission since 1995 have been brought together in a summary .
'EU for journalists - Brussels in brief' has been designed and created by the European Journalism Centre for the European Commission's DG Communication. It aims to provide any journalist interested in EU affairs with a comprehensive overview of EU policies and institutions.
Accredited journalists can use the Commission's Central Library. This library contains EU and intergovernmental publications (statistics and papers from UN, OECD, NATO, etc.)
Address: VM18 Building, rue Van Maerlant, 18 - B-1040 Brussels.