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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 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.


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 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.

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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Fri 12/10
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 16 October, Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport, Tibor Navracsics is hosting a seminar to launch this year's edition of the Education and Training Monitor. The Monitor analyses and compares the main challenges for European education systems.
Tue 16/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 October 2018 The 2018 edition of the European Commission's Education and Training Monitor, published today, finds that Member States have made further progress towards the EU's targets set for 2020. The European Commission supports Member States in ensuring that their education systems deliver.
Tue 16/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 16 October 2018 The European Commission will provide funding of €172,5 million from the EU agricultural budget to promote EU agri-food products in Europe and across the world.
Tue 16/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 16 / 10 / 2018 Brussels, 16 October 2018 Joint statement by First Vice-President Timmermans, Vice-President Ansip and Commissioners Jourová and Gabriel one year after the assassination of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Today marks one year since the assassination of Daphne Caruana...
Tue 16/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT August 2018 - August 2018 - Brussels, 16 October 2018 The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2018 was €181.5 billion, an increase of 5.6% compared with August 2017 (€171.9 bn).
Tue 16/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 16 October 2018 In 2017, 112.9 million people, or 22.5% of the population, in the European Union (EU)were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at risk of poverty after social...
Tue 16/10
European Commission - Statement Brussels, 16 October 2018 Today marks one year since the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Today, we honour the hard work and relentlessness of Daphne, of Jan Kuciak and many other journalists who sacrifice everything they have – sometimes even their lives – to seek the...
Fri 21/09
European Commission - Upcoming events The news: On 15 and 16 October Commissioner for the Security Union Julian King, in collaboration with the European Commission's Security Union Task Force and the European Political Strategy Centre, is organising a High-Level Conference on ‘Election Interference in the Digital Age: Building Resilience to...
Mon 15/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 October 2018 The EU and Somalia signed on 14 October an agreement to provide €100 million to the Somali budget over the next two and a half years. These funds will support the Federal Government's reforms to build a unified, federal state.
Mon 15/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 15 October 2018 Major progress in establishing battery manufacturing in Europe in only one year One year on from the launch of the European Battery Alliance (EBA), the Commission Action Plan is in place, the first pilot production facilities are being built and further...


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