When Presseurop ceased publication we announced that we would not say goodbye, but rather “until we meet again”.
On no account could we simply drop a platform for European news and discussion that was playing a critical role in the emergence of a European public space. And the idea of abandoning the community that had coalesced around Presseurop was unthinkable.
With a new name which is more in tune with the goal of creating a truly European service to reflect all of the voices in Europe — not only voices from the press, but also those from social networks and individual citizens — VoxEurop will feature content in ten languages on the same principle as Presseurop. In so doing, it aims to make an even greater contribution to the emergence of a European public opinion, which is an indispensable condition for real democratic debate at the level of the continent.
Staffed by former Presseurop journalists, translators and developers, VoxEurop is run by a non-profit organisation that was formed to carry the torch when it became clear that the press titles which managedPresseurop were unwilling to continue publication of the news website following the withdrawal of funding from the European Commission on 22 December 2013.
Thanks to the devotion of a group of volunteers, the first step of ensuring that the articles already published by Presseurop would remain online, which was by no means guaranteed, has now been enshrined in an agreement with the former operators of Presseurop.
So we will now suspend updating this blog and we invite you to meet us on VoxEurop. See you there!