Europe's top dailies in 10 languages online

27th May 2009, Comments 0 comments

Read European news from top newspapers around the world in any 10 languages of your choice on a newly-launched website.

Brussels – The European Commission and a media consortium launched Tuesday an internet site allowing people to read articles about Europe from the world's top newspapers in 10 languages.

The site will monitor some 250 newspapers each day, including The Guardian, El Pais, Le Monde, The Financial Times, The Economist, Corriere della Sera, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and the New York Times.

Apart from articles deemed most interesting, the project, led amongst the media consortium by French news weekly Courrier International, will include analyses, press reviews and summaries, as well as cartoons and graphics.

The articles will initially be translated into English, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Spanish, then progressively into all of the EU's 23 official languages.

Courrier International chief Philippe Thureau-Dangin said the newsroom would include 10 permanent journalists and a network of freelancers. Selecting and translating the articles would be done "independent" of the commission, the EU's executive body.

He said that eurosceptic voices would also be heard.

AFP / Expatica

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