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Commission launches EUROPA server on Internet

As part of the drive towards the information society, the European Commission has launched a new server, EUROPA, on Internet. EUROPA will provide clear, comprehensive and up-to-date information on the objectives, institutions and policies of the European Union.

EUROPA is a pi...
As part of the drive towards the information society, the European Commission has launched a new server, EUROPA, on Internet. EUROPA will provide clear, comprehensive and up-to-date information on the objectives, institutions and policies of the European Union.

EUROPA is a pilot scheme developed by DG X under the responsibility of Marcelino Oreja, Member of the Commission, and in cooperation with the Commission's Computing Centre, the Spokesman's Service and the information departments of various Directorates-General.

The Commission has already launched other WWW servers and there are more in the pipeline. For example, the "I'M EUROPE" server came on line on 1 September 1994, at the prompting of DG XIII, for the purpose of organizing initiatives on the information market. In addition, the Information Society Project Office (ISPO), set up by the Commission under its action programme to establish an information society in Europe, is responsible for another server designed to support, promote and direct private and public measures in that field.

The services offered by EUROPA include:

- General information on the European Union (its institutions, history, and questions and answers on topics of general interest);
- Data on the European Commission (its tasks, composition, speeches by the President, organizational structure, a document access guide);
- Recent documents from the Spokesman's Service (RAPID);
- A directory of European Union policies, with access to information from the Directorates-General aimed at the general public;
- Information on and access to Commission databases (CORDIS, I'M EUROPE, ISPO, EUROBASES, EUROSTAT, EUR-OP, etc.).
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