Europa (web portal)
name = Europa
caption = The English main page
url = http://www.europa.eu/
commercial = No
Public serviceportal and
EU Publications Office
launch date =
current status =
Europa (sometimes written EUROPA), the official
web portalof the European Union, is intended to improve the public’s interaction with EU institutions by quickly directing website visitors to the services or information they are seeking. Europa links to all EU agencies and institutions in addition to press releases and audiovisual content from press conferences. Europa is also an umbrella over the EU sites in the sense that all agencies and institutions have got their respective name, (or initials) plus the subdomain".europa.eu" as standard URL. For example, the Institute for Security Studies' address is [http://www.iss.europa.eu/ iss.europa.eu] .
'Europa' is commonly recognised as the most neutral way of writing '
Europe' when it comes to compromising all EU languages into a single web-portal name, because 'Europe' translates into 'Europa' in most EU languages, as well as the fact that the name of the continent originates from a character in Greek mythologycalled Europa.
All legislation and documents of political importance are published in all 23 official EU languages. Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish and Swedish. Documents which are not legally binding are usually published in English, French and German.
In January 2007, EU commissioner
Franco Frattinicriticised the web service for not translating an article about the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Romein Italian, his own language. [ [http://euobserver.com/?aid=23297 Frattini upset over Italian language slip-up] , EUobserverAccessed 18 January 2007] This type of uproar by speakers of major EU languages other than English happens occasionally.
Europa also offers services such as
EUR-Lex, a Publications Office and libraries of photographs, videos and audio for the Commission and the Parliament.
* [http://www.europa.eu Europa]
* [http://www.geteuropa.com GetEuropa] , a search engine dedicated to Europa.eu
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Web portal — A web portal or links page is a web site that functions as a point of access to information in the World Wide Web. A portal presents information from diverse sources in a unified way. Apart from the standard search engine feature, web portals… … Wikipedia
Europa — is a beautiful Phoenician princess in Greek mythology. Her name is the name for Europe in Latin and other languages.Europa may also refer to:* Europa Island, a small island in the Indian Ocean which is a possession of France, part of the Îles… … Wikipedia
Europa (mythology) — Infobox Greek deity Image size = 190px Caption = Enlèvement d Europe by Nöel Nicolas Coypel, c. 1726 Name = Europa God of = Abode = Consort = Parents = Agenor and Telephassa Siblings = Cadmus, Cilix, Phoenix Children = Mount = Roman equivalent… … Wikipedia
Europa (moon) — Europa Europa s trailing hemisphere in approximate natural color. The prominent crater in the lower right is Pwyll and the darker regions are areas where Europa s primarily water ice surface has a higher mineral content. Imaged on September 7,… … Wikipedia
Europa Barbarorum — Infobox VG width = title = Europa Barbarorum caption = picture format = developer = Europa Barbarorum Development Team publisher = distributor = designer = license = series = engine = Europa Barbarorum : engine Europa Barbarorum II : engine… … Wikipedia
Portal:Software libre — … Wikipedia Español
Portal:Linux — Portal GNU/Linux … Wikipedia Español
Portal:Sega — Wikipedia portals: Culture Geography Health History Mathematics Natural sciences People Philosophy Religion Society Technology … Wikipedia
Geschichte Europa — Europa als Reichskönigin (Heinrich Bünting: Itinerarium Sacrae Scripturae, 1588) Die Geschichte Europas wird häufig als ein ständiger Prozess verstanden, der sich aus vielen kleinen Einheiten größere politische, kulturelle und geografische… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Accesibilidad web — La accesibilidad web se refiere a la capacidad de acceso a la Web y a sus contenidos por todas las personas independientemente de la discapacidad (física, intelectual o técnica) que presenten o de las que se deriven del contexto de uso… … Wikipedia Español