European Business Press welcomes EurActiv

Date

19 Jul 2010

Sections

Public Affairs

Via EurActiv, EBP opens itself to online media  

 EurActiv.com  became a member of the European Business Press (EBP) during the EBP General Assembly at the beginning of July, which took place on the margins of the European Business Summit.

“By welcoming EurActiv within its ranks - as well as EuroIntelligence - EBP opens itself to online media, a fast-growing sector in the media landscape. Our members like to cooperate across borders, for which online developments offer more opportunities,” declared Rik de Nolf, EBP president and chairman of Roularta.

Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv founder and publisher, stated that “most EBP members are business and financial media, EurActiv is a business and policy media. In fact, it is 11 media in 11 capitals and 11 languages, each with its own editorial team. They are eager to cooperate with the local press, including EBP members”.

The European Business Press (EBP) is the association bringing together Europe’s leading finance and economics newspapers and magazines. Since it was founded in 1962, the association has been aiming to contribute to a united Europe and to develop a European spirit of solidarity among its members. The association tries to make the European public and authorities aware of the responsibility borne by the business and financial press and the constructive role it plays. The EBP now has 51 members in 27 countries. It includes papers like Les Echos, La Tribune, the Financial Times, Handelsblatt and the Wall Street Journal Europe. 

For further reference please visit the EBP website at: www.business-press.org 

Note: EurActiv.com has a new Communications Manager, Radu Magdin, who started on 15 July. Radu joins the Brussels-based team after having previously worked in the public sector, in the media and in political communications. For the past three years he was a press officer at the European Parliament. The Communications Manager will report directly to Christophe Leclercq, EurActiv’s founder and publisher, and will be in charge of further expanding cooperation with other journalists.

Media contacts:

Christophe Leclercq, Publisher, EurActiv.com, Tel. +32(0)2.226.58.13, publisher@euractiv.com

Daniela Vincenti-Mitchener, Managing Editor, Tel. +32(0)2.788.36.69, news@euractiv.com

Frédéric Simon, Editor, Tel. +32(0)2.788.36.78, editor2@euractiv.com

Radu Magdin, Communications Manager, Tel: + 32 (0) 2 788 36 88, communication@euractiv.com

Note to the editor:

www.EurActiv.com is the independent online media network dedicated to EU policy, counting 590,000 monthly unique visitors together with the Web 2.0 platform Blogactiv.eu. Set up in 1999, the network is an important working instrument for actors (institutions, industry federations, NGOs, think tanks, the press and others) involved in defining or influencing EU policies. The EurActiv Network publishes EU policy news and information in 11 languages from offices in the capitals of 11 European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Turkey. The Network's national policy portals are accessible here www.euractiv.com/en/Fixed/about/crosslingual.htm

In order to provide free services and ensure independence, EurActiv's services are financed from four sources: corporate sponsoring, EurActor membership, online advertising and EU projects. EurActiv's CrossLingual Network is supported by the European Commission’s Small Business Act / SME Week campaign, and by the Directorates General for Regional Policy and for Enlargement. General sponsors of www.EurActiv.com are: Assembly of European Regions, Enel, ExxonMobil, First Solar, GE Energy, INRIA, the Nickel Institute, TUSIAD, United Technologies and VISA Europe. Section sponsors of www.EurActiv.com are: Coca-Cola, Dow, the EU Bookshop, EURid, Euro-ciett, Gasunie, General Electric, Honeywell, IBM, Microsoft, MSD, Nike, Syngenta, Unilever, and Veolia. Further supporters include: Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. EurActiv also has 60 “content partners” (NGOs & think tanks) as well as ca. 500 “contributors”, providing their policy positions for free publication, based on EurActiv's editorial discretion. Input welcome: editor@euractiv.com.

EurActiv content extracts can be re-used freely by other media, subject to clear attribution, and copy sent to content@euractiv.com.