Services for Journalists
The Press and Information Section carries out a wide range of information and communication activities to raise awareness of the European Union and its role in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The section organises regular press conferences and briefings for journalists, both local and international, in English and Arabic. We also issue regular press releases and statements on the EU's policies and activities, including the delivery and impact of EU assistance across the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. There are also regular launch events for projects, offering good photo opportunities for journalists. Tours to visit EU-funded projects can be organised on request.
Details of upcoming events and press conferences are listed in the table below.
We can also arrange interviews (radio, TV, internet or print media) with senior European Union officials, in the office, in studio or in the field. Interviews can currently be given in English, French and German. Interviews in Arabic currently require an interpreter, which we can provide if necessary.
The delegation has a number of publications relating to the European Union's activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, as well as a stock of general EU publications on a wide variety of topics.
For more information or with specific requests please contact the Press and Information section staff at Delegation-West-Bank-Gaza-Info@ec.europa.eu
At EU headquarters, each policy area has its official Spokesperson. For example, there is an External Relations Spokesperson, a Trade Spokesperson, etc.
Commission Spokespersons are there to inform and facilitate journalists covering EU matters.
Click here for a complete list of the Commission Spokespersons.
Apart from European Commissioners and Directors-General that head the different sections, the Spokespersons are the only other EU officials who may speak to the press on behalf of the Commission, giving on-the-record quotes and background information.
They hold midday daily briefings for Brussels-based correspondents to present the latest news. These briefings can be followed live on Europe by Satellite (EBS). Go to the schedule and click on the event.
To get the EU news of the day, add RAPID to your favourites. This is the European Commission's press release website going back to 1985. The day's press releases are posted here within hours of release to the Brussels press.