July 2, 2007 6:09 AM PDT

When on YouTube, check out EUTube

The European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, has launched its very own channel on YouTube to make its audiovisual content more widely available to the public.

The channel, EUTube, contains video content ranging from documentaries covering the EU's activities and history to interviews with European commissioners.

Issues such as climate change, energy and immigration will all be covered by the content available on the channel.

Margot Wallström, the Commission's vice president for institutional relations and communication strategy, said the channel demonstrates that the Commission is committed to better explaining its policies and actions to citizens.

She added that the EU can't ignore online developments--particularly the use of video-sharing sites--because it is important to communicate with citizens using all available means.

At present, there are about 50 video clips available on EUTube, including an interview with Wallström, along with a documentary on the EU's postwar development.

The majority of content is in English, with some in French and German, and other languages to be added at a later date.

Tim Ferguson of Silicon.com reported from London.

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Why no links?
Why does Cnet, like the old media, not include relevant links with
or in its articles?
Posted by nicmart (1829 comments )
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I tried
I type in "eutube" at YouTube and located nothing.
Posted by nicmart (1829 comments )
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CNet never gives a direct link
At best you get a link to a blog talking about the same thing, but
never a direct link to whatever is being reported...
Posted by gsmiller88 (624 comments )
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Then check out USA
<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.youtube.com/usa" target="_newWindow">http://www.youtube.com/usa</a>
Posted by jeolmeun (49 comments )
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Why?
Why would anyone in Europe want to do that?
Posted by Newspeak finder (79 comments )
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:| Hey, Tim, why didn't you mention...
[b]THIS[/b] one? ?:|

"EU lawmakers fume over erotic YouTube clip"

Read it here:

<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19587451/" target="_newWindow">http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19587451/</a>

SEE what they're talking about here:

<a class="jive-link-external" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRlFnBlDH0" target="_newWindow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koRlFnBlDH0</a>
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