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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.


Copyright

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.


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 13/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 1-2 February 2018, the Directorate-General for Informatics, the IT Department of the European Commission, organises the first Open Project Management (PM²) Conference to present ways the free and open project management methodology  - developed by the Commission in 2007 - can enable...
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 25 January, Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport will host the first-ever European Education Summit with the theme of "Laying the foundations of the European Education Area: for an innovative, inclusive and values based education".
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: In January 2018, the European Commission is presenting its 13th report on the progress made towards an effective and genuine Security Union. The report will track the implementation of the various Commission work streams relating to security issues and will focus on areas...
Wed 17/01
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On Friday 19 January, the EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY) will be launched at the Doge's Palace in Venice. This initiative provides a unique opportunity to increase the number of visits, promote sustainable tourism, stimulate investment opportunities for Europe and China, and underpin the...
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 19 January 2018 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites   Lundi 22 janvier 2018 Foreign Affairs Council, in Brussels Eurogroup, in Brussels President Jean-Claude Juncker receives Mr Mário Centeno, Minister for Finance of Portugal and President of the Eurogroup.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 In a final push to find solutions to address the serious problem of air pollution in the European Union, Commissioner for Environment, Karmenu Vella has invited ministers from 9 Member States to convene in Brussels on Tuesday, 30 January.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 The report published today jointly by the European Commission and the European External Action Service shows the positive impact of the European Union's duty-rebate schemes on developing economies.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 19 January 2018 The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 January 2018 Questions and answers What is GSP? Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP), consisting of the three arrangements Standard GSP, GSP+ and Everything But Arms (EBA), is the EU's trade preference programme for vulnerable developing countries.
Fri 19/01
European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 19 January 2018 The third evaluation of the Code of Conduct on countering illegal online hate speech carried out by NGOs and public bodies released today shows that IT companies removed on average 70% of illegal hate speech notified to them.


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