All participating agencies
AFP, France: AFP is a leading news agency providing coverage of events and issues from around the world. With a news network in 151 countries, AFP claims to be the world leader in digital news verification. Headquartered in Paris, the agency has newsrooms in more than 260 other cities worldwide, including in Brussels. The 2,400 employees from 100 nations report on world events in six languages in videos, texts, photos and infographics.
ANSA, Italy: At its headquarters in Rome and 21 other offices in Italy, ANSA produces texts, photos and videos and also offers press release distribution. It is organised as a cooperative of publishers with government subsidies. Its annual turnover is more than ten million euros, generated by more than 500 employees. ANSA publishes in Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese and has correspondents in 73 locations outside Italy. ANSA’s target audience includes media and businesses. ANSA uses the enr because of its local network.
Enrico Tibuzzi, Head of ANSA Brussels Bureau
Luigi Silvestri, Head of Digital and International Marketing and Sales
AGERPRES, Romania: Fair-mindedness, equidistance, accuracy, and speed are some of the attributes defining the National News Agency AGERPRES. The most reliable source of information in Romania provides, annually, over 180,000 news, interviews, feature reports and documentary materials, and also about 850,000 photos of its own and partners. AGERPRES is the only media institution in Romania with correspondents in almost all counties and press agencies of international notoriety as media partners.
Cristina Tatu, Deputy managing director
T: +407 226 01 191
Marketing and Sales
Cristian-Dan Durleci Mateescu , Deputy General Director
Mail: marketing[at]agerpres.ro / cristian.durleci[at]agerpres.ro
APA, Austria: The editorial department of the news agency APA supplies the Austrian media landscape with journalistic content in text, graphic, image, audio and video formats. It is owned by Austrian daily newspapers and the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) and is independent of state and government. It is headquartered in Vienna and employs 145 journalists. APA sees clear advantages in the cooperation within the enr through the exchange with other agency representatives.
Johannes Bruckenberger, Editor-in-Chief
T +43 1 360 60 1000
Paul Schneidhofer, Head of Sales
T +43 1 360 60 3500
ATA, Albania: The Albanian news agency ATA, based in Tirana, employs 86 journalists. It is state-funded and publishes content in Albanian, English and French for target audiences such as the media, companies and others. The news agency’s services include word, photo and video services. ATA has no correspondents abroad so far and seeks to enhance its presence in Brussels through the newsroom, in order to ensure transparency for Albanian media consumers.
T +355 697 069 325
T +355 696 412 772
Belga, Belgium: Belga News Agency is the main supplier of daily news to Belgian media, supplying news bulletins from home and abroad. There are currently 100 journalists working for the agency, which is headquartered in Brussels. Reporting covers all areas: from politics, business, social affairs, finance, sports, culture to entertainment. Journalists and press photographers deliver hundreds of photos and text messages to the media each day, along with dozens of online news items, audio and video reports, each of them in French as well as Flemish.
Hans Vandendriessche, Editor-in-Chief
Evdd[at]belga.be / redactie[at]belga.be
T +32 2 743 23 38
Lieven De Maertelaere, Chief Service Officer
ldm[at]belga.be / sales[at]belga.be
T +32 2 743 23 84
BTA, Bulgaria: BTA is Bulgaria’s national news agency, based in Sofia. It was founded in 1898 and today is a major source of information for print and online media, government agencies and NGOs in Bulgaria. The production languages for text and photos are Bulgarian and English. BTA says it is an “autonomous national news organization” whose director general is elected by parliament. The agency’s statute guarantees its editorial independence and protects it from economic and political influence. BTA’s activities are financed from the sale of its information services and products, as well as through advertising and from the national budget.
dpa, Germany: The German Press Agency dpa was founded in 1949 and is one of the world’s leading independent news agencies. dpa supplies media, companies and organizations with editorial services. This includes texts, photos, videos, graphics, radio reports and other formats. As an internationally active agency, dpa reports in seven languages. Around 1,000 journalists work at about 150 locations in Germany and abroad. The shareholders of dpa are 174 German media companies. The dpa editorial team works according to the principles laid down in the dpa statute and thus independently of world views, business enterprises or governments. The central editorial office is located in Berlin.
EFE, Spain: More than 3,000 journalists work for the Spanish news agency in more than 180 cities in 120 countries. The agency is headquartered in Madrid, with additional newsdesks in Bogotá, Cairo and Rio de Janeiro. EFE disseminates nearly three million news stories a year in a variety of formats – text, photography, audio, video and multimedia – and reaches more than 2,000 media outlets around the world each day. Founded in 1939, EFE has beome the leading news agency in Spain and Latin America and one of the largest press agencies in the world. The agency is owned by SEPI (Sociedad Estatal de Participaciones Industriales), a state-owned association for industrial participation.
T +32 2 285 48 31
T + 34 682 889 513
Europa Press, Spain: Europa Press is the largest private news agency in Spain. The company was founded in 1957 and has more than 400 employees with a nationwide presence in Spain. It is composed of independent public companies in seven business areas: news, television, features, communications, internet and editorial content for daily newspapers. The agency provides regional and international services in national languages. Europa Press says it produces more than 3,000 news items each day for more than 1,000 clients.
Candelas Martín de Cabiedes, Business Development Director
FENA, Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Federal News Agency (FENA) was established in 2000 by a decree of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) to provide news relevant to FBiH. The agency was founded by the merger of agencies BH Press and Habena and has become a source of domestic and international information. FENA publishes around 250 multimedia news reports a day in the official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as in English.
HINA, Croatia: Texts, photos, videos, graphics and audios are produced by the 100 journalists of the Croatian news agency. Headquartered in Zagreb, HINA maintains 25 other bureaus in Croatia and abroad. The agency is owned by the state and funded by the government. It publishes content for the media, businesses and the government, exclusively in Croatian. From HINA’s perspective, the enr facilitates work and communication of the agency’s correspondents in Brussels and ensures that they work together as a unit in the future.
MIA, North Macedonia: 70 journalists produce texts, photos and videos in Macedonian, Albanian and English for the news agency MIA. MIA is based in the capital of Skopje. It is a joint stock company owned by the state. The news agency’s target audiences include the media, businesses, as well as international organizations, embassies and civil society. Reporting on EU issues is very important for MIA, as North Macedonia is an EU accession candidate. For MIA, the enr offers the opportunity to work in the network of international journalists.
Ana Cvetkovska (General Service Editor)
T +389 75 284 538
Jovanka Jankoska (Sales and Communications)
T +389 75 280 297
STA, Slovenia: The Slovenian news agency STA is headquartered in Ljubljana. It employs a total of 85 journalists in the capital and other Slovenian cities. Another three journalists are correspondents abroad. The news agency is owned by the state, and is consequently financed from the state budget. Texts, photos and videos for the media, companies and the government are produced in Slovenian and English. From the cooperation within the enr, STA expects advantages such as the opportunity to learn new (journalistic) skills.
T +386 51 344 839
Tanjug, Serbia: The Serbian news agency Tanjug has its headquarters in Belgrade. It publishes more than one million multimedia news items in the form of texts, photos, audios and videos per year. It publishes in Serbian and English. Among its clients, the agency counts about 100 media outlets from Serbia and its neighbouring countries, which use Tanjug as a credible and reliable source. According to the agency, this makes it the most cited source from the Serbian region. Currently, the agency employs fewer than 100 journalists.
Jovana Joksimovic, Editor-in-Chief
Vanja Babic, Marketing
T +381 66 8317 095
TASR, Slovakia: The Slovak news agency TASR is a public, national and independent agency that provides reporting in the public interest. Headquartered in Bratislava, TASR is not subsidized by the state and generates income from the sale of its products as well as agency services. For this reason, a contract has been signed with the state on orders in the public interest, which are specified in detail by the law. For example, general coverage of EU issues is statutory in Slovakia. A total of 130 journalists produce texts, photos and videos in Slovak and in English for the media, companies and the state. The annual turnover is 5.5 million euros.
Marián Kolár, Editor-in-Chief
Mária Tarišková, Director of Sales and Marketing
ANP, The Netherlands: ANP is the Dutch national news agency providing the media in The Netherlands with 24/7 news articles, photography, infographics and radio news bulletins. ANP is headquartered in The Hague and has additional newsrooms in the Dutch parliamentary buildings (also in The Hague), Amsterdam and Brussels.
Polish Press Agency (PAP), Poland, is the successor of Polish Telegraphic Agency (PAT), which was established in 1918. PAP is the single largest source of news from Poland with over 270 journalists and 50 photojournalists providing news and photos. Members of the Management Board are appointed by the National Media Council, as the company is 100% owned by the State Treasury. The agency has over a dozen editorial desks in its Warsaw headquarters, specializing in business, political, scientific and sports topics. PAP has 24 regional branches throughout Poland and several foreign correspondents: in Europe, USA and China.
UKRINFORM, Ukraine: The UKRINFORM news agency was founded in 1918 and is the only national news agency in the country. The agency has a large network of correspondents in all Ukrainian regions, as well as in the United States, Canada, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Turkey, Belgium, Latvia and Poland. The news are published online in Ukrainian, Russian, English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Polish and Chinese. In addition, the news agency has a professional photo service. UKRINFORM is a member of the European Alliance of Press Agencies.
Nataliia Kostina, Chief of Foreign Department
T +380 67 5002 448
Lusa, Portugal: Lusa is the biggest News Agency in Portuguese providing a complete coverage in several supports – text, audio, video, photo – for all media, companies and institutions that wish to be informed about worldwide events.
Lusa provides daily about 500 news, 2.000 photographs, 20 videos and 30 audios. With over 200 journalists present in 5 continents, Lusa offers countless services, customized to client needs, and also gives access to a text and image vast archive.
Ritzau, Copenhagen: Ritzau’s Bureau is Denmark’s independent national news agency providing domestic and international news and photographic material to all media outlets in the country.