On December 5, the European Newsroom interviewed the European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the EU-China summit on December 7. Besides trade, the EU officials plan to also address China-Russia relations, sanctioned MEPs and the wars in Ukraine and the Middle East.
On 27 November, the European Newsroom (enr) hosted its final workshop of 2023. Facilitated by dpa, the one-day workshop revolved around the creation of video and photojournalistic pieces solely produced with smartphones. Seven journalists from enr member agencies participated.
One week ahead of 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), European Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra spoke to the European Newsroom on the sidelines of the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, France.
Over the last weekend, the European Newsroom (enr) joined European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen once again on her sixth visit to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Dpa’s Michael Fischer, Sven Käuler and Philipp von Ditfurth were on the ground reporting for the enr-pool.
On October 30, the European Newsroom hosted a full-day online workshop on artificial intelligence, facilitated by dpa. Participants learned about deepfakes, technological possibilities of AI and how it may impact their journalistic work.
German Christian Democrat MEPs, part of the European People’s Party, visited the European Newsroom (enr) in the Residence Palace in Brussels on October 25. The purpose of their visit was to acquaint themselves with the project and to see how Europe-wide cooperation in journalism works on the ground.
Migration, enlargement and EU elections: Interview with European Parliament President Roberta Metsola
In the run-up to the 2024 EU elections, issues such as migration, the strengthening of internal border controls in the EU and Schengen, and the accession of new member states to the bloc are high on the agenda in the European Parliament. The European Newsroom (enr) spoke to the President of the European Parliament, Roberta Metsola.
A week ahead of the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg, the enr organised a press briefing with MEPs Sabine Verheyen and Christel Schaldemose about the European Media Freedom Act (MFA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The topic of discussion was how they complement each other to promote media freedom, democratic participation and curb disinformation.
How to successfully inform audiences from countries with EU-candidate status about Brussels? This was only one of the many topics a delegation from the “EU Info Centre Belgrade” talked about with the European Newsroom (enr) on August 30.
The EU’s debt and deficit rule is one of the hottest topics in Brussels this year. It could dominate discussions in the EU in the second half of 2023. The enr spoke to the German Finance Minister Christian Lindner about Germany’s position, which calls for strict rules, and what is at stake if no consensus is achieved.