Category: Euronews I Talk

Alex Taylor talks to John Dalli about consumer issues in Europe

What happens if we fall ill in Europe? Do we have the right to go to the country next door if the doctors are better or if the medicines are cheaper? What about our food? Are some Europeans eating genetically modified meals whereas others are not? What does the EU do for us as consumers in our everyday lives? Answering your questions in the European Parliament in Brussels is John Dalli the Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy.

Alex Taylor talks to Magdi Cristiano Allam on Islam and democracy

What is happening with the Arab Spring? Those of you who followed with joy as the events unfolded on Facebook in Tunisia who clicked ‘like’ on comments over election results and who left comments delighting in the fall of Gaddafi in Libya are you also positive about a new tolerance towards polygamy and Sharia law?. Is it compatible with the values of the European Union? Your questions today to one of the most renowned journalists in Italy, who is now a Member of the European Parliament and Founder of the ‘I Love Italy’ party, Magdi Cristiano Allam.

Alex Taylor talks to Composer Goran Bregovitch: Music is a language

Alex Taylor talks to composer Goran Bregovitch

While we may be having some problems at the moment, uniting the continent through economics and politics, music has the unique ability to cross borders.
In this edition of I talk, we speak with European maestro Goran Bregovitch. A musician from the former Yugoslavia, he is at home with all styles of music, from classical to electronic. He composes scores for films and even penned a song for Serbia’s Eurovision entry in 2010.

Alex Taylor talks with Danuta Hübner with video

Alex Taylor talks to Danuta Hübner MEP Chairwoman on the Committee on Regional Development.

One of Europe’s problems is that it’s simply too big. People find it hard to identify with huge multi-national institutions, and in some of the more federally-minded countries there’s not even a very strong sense of national identity either.

Euronews spreads his network and offers itself Alex Taylor


The chain of international information Euronews will spread his network while opening in 2011 eleven offices through the world, with always a marked accent on Europe, announced the leaders of the chain Tuesday.  “It is the European values that we reflect, but we are not the voice of Brussels, but rather a chain made in Europe”, underlined the president of the board of directors, Philippe Cayla, at the time of a press conference.  Facing the competition of the “70 indexed chains of information in Europe”, “we are the only multilingual chain, with a multicultural compilation and a world-wide distribution, that carries an European look on the world-wide current event”, it added.  After Brussels (20 people), Cairo and Doha, Euronews will be present equally in a manner permanent to London, Paris and Kiev (local compilation) but also Istanbul, Dubaï, Washington and Peking.  Will follow notably in 2012, Such Aviv and Astana, to the Kazakhstan.  The chain, that receives subsidies of the European Commission, will equally add one 11E broadcasting language to his arch, the Ukrainian, August 24.  “The European Commission has besides recognized to the chain Euronews a mission of public service thanks to Viviane Reding (European commissioner to Justice, editor’s note)”, from which “a facilitated financing”, specified to the AFP Philippe Cayla.  Criticized for his impersonal side, all in pictures, Euronews decided also of “to humanize itself”, while putting more forward the journalists, with duplexes, and exclusive interviews, indicated Lucian Sârb, at the head of the compilation since 2009.  Two new faces arrive to the antenna, Alex Taylor and Chris Burns.  With 23 represented nationalities, Euronews is an European chain that counts 700 assistants of which 370 journalists.  Broadcast on five continents and majority looked at by the social category of the CSP +, Euronews assures to be able to be received by 45% of the world-wide population.  Euronews, that has his social seat close to Lyon, to Ecully, hears besides to be on all the screens, numerical tablets and smartphones, as well as on the connected television to internet.  Euronews is held by 21 shareholders, principally European public chains, of which the French public television (25% France Television), Italian, Russian, Turkish and Swiss.  She realized a sales of 60 million Euros in 2009, with 25% of its recipes originating European Union, for a profit of 1.2 million Euros.


Euronews étend son réseau et s’offre Alex Taylor

AFP – La chaîne d’information internationale Euronews va étendre son réseau en ouvrant en 2011 onze bureaux à travers le monde, avec toujours un accent marqué sur l’Europe, ont annoncé les dirigeants de la chaîne mardi.

“Ce sont les valeurs européennes que nous reflétons, mais nous ne sommes pas la +voice of Bruxelles+, mais plutôt une chaîne +made in Europe+”, a souligné le président du directoire, Philippe Cayla, lors d’une conférence de presse.

Face à la concurrence des “70 chaînes d’information répertoriées en Europe”, “nous sommes la seule chaîne multilingue, avec une rédaction multiculturelle et une distribution mondiale, qui porte un regard européen sur l’actualité mondiale”, a-t-il ajouté.

Après Bruxelles (20 personnes), Le Caire et Doha, Euronews sera présente également de façon permanente à Londres, Paris et Kiev (rédaction locale) mais aussi Istanbul, Dubaï, Washington et Pékin. Suivront notamment en 2012, Tel Aviv et Astana, au Kazakhstan.

La chaîne, qui reçoit des subsides de la Commission européenne, va également ajouter une 11e langue de diffusion à son arc, l’ukrainien, le 24 août.

“La Commission européenne a d’ailleurs reconnu à la chaîne Euronews une mission de service public grâce à Viviane Reding (commissaire européenne à la Justice, ndlr)”, d’où “un financement facilité”, a précisé à l’AFP Philippe Cayla.

Critiquée pour son côté impersonnel, tout en images, Euronews a décidé aussi de “s’humaniser”, en mettant davantage en avant les journalistes, avec des duplex, et des interviews exclusives, a indiqué Lucian Sârb, à la tête de la rédaction depuis 2009.

Deux nouveaux visages arrivent à l’antenne, Alex Taylor et Chris Burns.

Avec 23 nationalités représentées, Euronews est une chaîne européenne qui compte 700 collaborateurs dont 370 journalistes.

Diffusée sur cinq continents et majoritairement regardée par la catégorie sociale des CSP+, Euronews assure pouvoir être reçue par 45% de la population mondiale.

Euronews, qui a son siège social près de Lyon, à Ecully, entend par ailleurs être sur tous les écrans, tablettes numériques et smartphones, ainsi que sur la télévision connectée à internet.

Euronews est détenue par 21 actionnaires, principalement des chaînes publiques européennes, dont les télévisions publiques française (25% France Télévisions), italienne, russe, turque et suisse.

Elle a réalisé un chiffre d’affaires de 60 millions d’euros en 2009, avec 25% de ses recettes provenant de l’Union européenne, pour un bénéfice de 1,2 million d’euros.