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Regular information. B2 Pro it is also the step-by-step follow-up of European and diplomatic news... from the field to the backstage, from meetings of ministers to operations. THE news sections et in short
The forecasts. A provisional agenda is published a few days before each important council meeting (Foreign Affairs, Defence). A special notebook is published after the meeting to follow the course of the meeting. Ex. On the agenda of the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministerial in Riga.
The Permanent Watch Book. PPublished two or three times a week, it is the unmissable meeting place for readers. Confidential, latest official (or unofficial) statements, approved texts, jobs, appointments, etc. Sesame for nothing miss the defense policy and foreign policy of the EU. Still with the original documents. See all Notebook of B2.
The portraits. Each person appointed to head a sovereign ministry of the Member States, or of the European Union (EEAS, special representative, mission or CSDP operation) is biographed. And regularly, B2 publishes the list of ministers of the 27 in its privileged sectors. To find out who is who... Portrait section
Sanctions follow-up. Freezing or unfreezing of assets, visa bans, economic restrictions, arms embargo. This instrument is now commonly used by the European Union. The measures that will be taken, the details of the measures adopted. It's all in the Sanctions section
The case law of the Court. All the interesting judgments of the Court or the General Court of the EU are reported, detailed and even commented on, as are the important conclusions of the Advocates General, on the main subjects of geopolitical Europe. There case law section is unmatched.
Educational, reflection and research tools
Files. Set up at the request of its readers, these files provide an overview of often complex political or operational news (refugee crisis, Iranian sanctions, EU High Representative, etc.). They restore the chronological thread between the different articles published and the different European actions triggered on a theme.
Memos. An indispensable tool in the world of European Union foreign and defense policy. Designed in a pedagogical way, in a journalistic style, but with all the useful details, accompanied by the original documents, these memo cards are regularly enriched and updated. A veritable gold mine for understanding how the European machine works.
All internet tools
B2 uses all the resources of the 'on line': access to the article as soon as it is published, updates to articles, links between different articles on the same subject, original documents attached, etc.
An alert with each publication. It reaches you by e-mail with each published article. This allows you to be informed of the essentials right away. You want to read everything, you click on the link, you read. You can unsubscribe anytime. NB: you can also use RSS technology or the PopUp at the bottom of the site.
A special alert. In the event of important news, an email alert is sent to all our subscribers. Very useful, the day before a Summit or Council to have the draft conclusions.
Updates. A B2 specialty. Articles are updated, even rewritten and republished if necessary. The version number is listed in parentheses in the title.
Original documents available. When the original document is available, it is uploaded directly in the article. Only exception: when they are covered by a ban (eg embargo). To avoid any break in the link over time, it is generally repatriated to our site.
A multi-source information feed. For example on EU or NATO Defense Ministries, Member State governments, EEAS structures (High Representative, CSDP missions, etc.) or defense blogs or think tanks. A device based on RSS technology. See the news feed
Make reading easier
Accurate but accessible. B2's ambition is to satisfy both the sharp expert and the one who discovers the material. As much as possible we avoid the jargon or the repeated abbreviations that Eurocrats and the military love so much 😉
Quick reading. Each article is designed for quick reading with a chapô and a counter-chapô (allowing to situate the context), informative intertitles, colored elements to identify quotations. It is up to everyone to read, in full, or just the paragraph that interests them.
Rigor in information. Our information is factual, sourced (if necessary anonymously according to the ethical rules in use). When we add our own analysis or comments, they are added separately and clearly visible: with a Nota Bene, a footnote, or the word comment above the paragraph. No gender mixing!
Transparency. The conditions for collecting an interview are also mentioned (date, language, methods, etc.). E.g.: an interview with several journalists is not an exclusive interview...
Database. B2 Pro, it is a structured database which includes more than 2022 articles at the beginning of 15.000. Each article is "tagged" with keywords. It is classified under several headings (depending on the type of article, the geographical area, the theme indicated). A simplified search module is in place.
Automatic translation module. B2 is written entirely in French. But a translation module (based on Google technology) is integrated, with automatic translation into all languages. NB: we tested English and Italian, in particular, which gave correct results; the result is more imprecise for Germanic languages).
The independence of B2, his team
An independent media. B2 is a media produced by professional journalists. It is supported by a non-profit association registered in Paris. Our objective is to develop quality European information of general interest, far from any influence. Il is officially recognized by the Commission for Publications and Press Agencies (CPPAP) and approved for political and general information (IPG).
A team based at strategic points. B2 has a small, solid team, based in Brussels, with the main European sources of information (Commission, Parliament, Council, EEAS, NATO, etc.) and in Paris. The approach is resolutely journalistic, with a concern to clearly identify the subjects, to identify the essential and to avoid any blabla.
A concern for self-expertise. Our specialization allows us to dissect the complexities, to flush out the inconsistencies, but also to put forward possible solutions. This own expertise has been developed over the years with one goal: to produce our own analysis, not to depend on that of others. A quality that gives B2 reference status.
Interactivity with readers. Information to be confirmed, a wish to see an in-depth subject, additional information needed on a published article... B2 is responsive and interactive. Contact us by email or by leaving a comment in an article. All comments are read, but their publication is limited in order to maintain the confidentiality of the sources and not to interfere with the ease of reading.
A price calculated as accurately as possible. The subscription price corresponds only to the technical and editorial costs. B2 does not have to remunerate investors, shareholders or "commercial". Its administrative costs are reduced to the strict minimum (5%). The administration of the site and the management of the structure is provided on a voluntary basis. All surpluses are reinvested in our editorial tool.
own resources. The guarantee of this independence is our funding. It depends on our readers. B2 has no advertising, sponsorship or patronage. It does not receive government grants or Google-type funds. One of the few European media to have chosen this path. He manages his funds prudently according to the rule of orthodoxy: no debts.
Go somewhere else where others don't go. This is the philosophy of B2. When everyone is running in the same direction, we try to cast our gaze elsewhere. In the sectors we cover, as we confide: " you are the best, precise and... less expensive ».
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