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EurActiv’s mobile version to broaden access to EU policy news


20 Dec 2010


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Public Affairs, the leading online media for European Union policy news and information, is launching the mobile version of its site on the 27th of December. Users of a broad range of mobile devices can now access EurActiv news at The mobile site will function in parallel with the existing portal, offering quality news and analysis free of charge.
“The launch of our mobile version, compatible with all GSM browsers, is yet another step in using technology to reach EU policy stakeholders," said Rick Zedník, CEO of "Via this optimised version, we hope both to give existing readers improved access to news, and to attract new readers, who prefer following EU policy developments via their GSMs. In fact, EurActiv’s mobile traffic has doubled in the past year and we are now reaching thousands of people this way.”
While the target of the new initiative is to reach all potential GSM users, this mobile version will be followed in 2011 by specialised applications, like one for iPhones.
Media contacts:
Rick Zedník, CEO, Tel. +32(0),
Radu Magdin, Communications Manager: +32(0)2.788.36.88,
Christophe Leclercq, Publisher, +32(0),
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