“European Newsroom”, a cooperation project between agencies

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The official launch of “European Newsroom (enr)”, a cooperation project between 18 European press agencies, will take place on Tuesday, in Brussels, in the presence of two vice-presidents of the European Commission, Vera Jourova, in charge of the values ​​and transparency portfolio, and Margaritis Schinas, responsible for promoting our European way of life, reports AGERPRES.

European Newsroom is a joint initiative of dpa (Germany), which is also the project coordinator, AFP (France), ANSA (Italy), AGERPRES (Romania), APA (Austria), ATA (Albania), Belga (Belgium) , BTA (Bulgaria), EFE (Spain), Europa Press (Spain), FENA (Bosnia and Herzegovina), HINA (Croatia), MIA (North Macedonia), STA (Slovenia), Tanjug (Serbia) and TASR (Slovakia) . Added to these are PAP (Poland) and Ukrinform (Ukraine), which have the status of partner press agencies.

According to the description of the project on the website https://europeannewsroom.com, “it is about European press agencies working together, in sight and across borders”. “This is not only the idea behind the creation of the editorial office, but also the idea behind a united Europe”.

The European Newsroom (enr) started to be operational in Brussels on 1 July and aims to promote and strengthen cooperation and exchanges between the correspondents of the participating news agencies. It is a new and unique concept, characterized by the exchange of objective and accurate information between press agencies in and about Europe, mutual understanding and diversity. The platform provides agencies with verified facts and access to news and sources beyond propaganda and fake news, which contributes to maintaining quality journalism by countering the increasing dissemination of disinformation.

For individual users, checking the multitude of information available on the Internet is often difficult to achieve, especially when it comes to events taking place in other countries or complex European politics. That is why fact-checking is an integral part of the European Newsroom, which aims to be a center of journalistic quality and integrity in the heart of the EU.