Following an agreement which was reached between the European Commission and the French Government, a centre for information on the European Union was inaugurated on 18 March 1994 at L'Arche de la Defense in Paris. It is called "Sources d'Europe" and is designed to deal with some 150,000 information enquiries annually. "Sources d'Europe" offers the general public a variety of services including a media library, a current affairs room and a bookshop. DG III and DG XIII have a joint permanent stand which provides information and advice on all aspects of information and communication technologies. It is intended for both the general public and specialized audiences. In the coming months, information and communication activities such as seminars, round table discussions, debates and project demonstrations will be organized.