In Strasbourg, agencies from the European Newsroom spoke on site and online with the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen on March 13. The interview was conducted a day before the European Commission proposed the reform of the European electricity market in Strasbourg and three days before the Commission presented the Net-Zero Industry Act which aims to help Europe to challenge the financial power of the United States and China in the field. The topics discussed in the interview were the proposals, alongside a text on EU’s “critical raw materials” and clean tech among others.

Agencies that conducted the interview were the Dutch ANP, the French AFP, Italian ANSA, the Austrian Press Agency APA, the Belgian Belga, Bulgaria’s BTA, the German Press Agency dpa, EFE and Europa Press from Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina’s FENA, Croatia’s HINA, Slovenia’s STA, the Serbian Tanjug as well as Ukrinform from Ukraine and the Polish PAP.

As a result of the interview with von der Leyen, the participating press agencies distributed news pieces through their respective news wires, highlighting the most relevant news for their country. Furthermore, they contributed to the joint production of that week’s enr Key Story about the interview. This particular Key Story can be read here.

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