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EUobserver was founded in 2000 to support the debate on - and development of European affairs. EUobserver is constituted as a non-profit organisation under Belgian law raising revenue on a commercial basis through a variety of income streams including advertising and book sales. is a network of freelance journalists writing on European, and especially European Union, affairs. Network members work independently for a range of media, and serves as a platform for their work.

The EurActiv network produces content in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey.The co-branded partner publications use translated content alongside their original local coverage. Based on independency and close mutual co-operation, the Network delivers localised EU policy information in 9 languages, reaching readers across Europe. is a news, policy and information service working at the heart of the EU. The service is the online presence of The Parliament Magazine, published since 1997. The online service launch in 2003 began as EUpolitix with the change over to taking place in 2006., its news and bulletins briefing service, opens a window into the workings of the European parliament – and other EU institutions. is a forum for key policy debates as they unfold bringing together MEPs, European commission, member states and stakeholders at the heart of EU decision-making.

The EUbusiness web site is Europe's leading independent online business information service about the European Union. Founded in Luxembourg in 1997 by Managing Director Nick Prag, with the help of former Europe Online colleague and editor Wendy Jones, the site is managed and owned by EUbusiness Ltd in the United Kingdom. Our journalists provide daily-updated news and information about EU policy, legislation, economic data and opportunities to a fast-growing membership of over 65,000 business professionals, of which more than 25,000 receive the weekly email newsletter EUbusiness Week.

European Sources Online (ESO) is an online database which provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe, and on the issues of importance to European citizens and stakeholders.

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world's foremost provider of country, industry and management analysis. Founded in 1946 when a director of intelligence was appointed to serve The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit is now a leading research and advisory firm with more than 40 offices worldwide. For over 60 years, the Economist Intelligence Unit has delivered vital business intelligence to influential decision-makers around the world.

The goal of EU4Journalists is to make the life of journalists covering the European Union a little easier – whether they are based in Brussels or elsewhere- by giving to its visitors background details and essential information about the way the EU works: its main actors, institutions and policies. EU4Journalists works especially well as a starting point for journalists covering unfamiliar subjects in a hurry.

It is the website of European Voice, the only weekly newspaper with an independent view of the EU. European Voice's mission is to promote informed debate, openness and progress in the EU and the newspaper has become essential reading for the EU regulatory and political affairs communities – Europe's most important decision-makers. Published by The Economist Group since 1995, European Voice is a high-quality read and staunchly independent in its reporting and opinions. It is not - and never will be tied in any way to a member state, party or point of view.

It is the premier online source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports. publishes all articles from The Economist print edition (including those printed only in British copies) plus a searchable archive of all The Economist’s articles back to June 1997. Links to other articles and to relevant sources on the web are included with many of the stories.

The Guardian newspaper, of which is its online presence, was founded in 1821 and has a long history of editorial and political independence. This is a site with an special report to the EU.

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