DG COMM works under the authority of the European Commission President and Vice President, Viviane Reding. It’s mission is to: 1. Inform the media and citizens of the activities of the Commission and to communicate the objectives and goals of its policies and actions; 2. Inform the Commission of the evolution of opinion in the Member States.
In order to accomplish its mission, DG COMM runs a number of information dissemination services. One of these services, related with the collecting, processing and publishing of Press Releases, is RAPID service.
The RAPID database contains all the Press Releases of the Commission since 1975, the great majority of them in at least two languages. It also contains Press Releases of some of the other working instiutions particularly the Council of the Union. Press leases are available in at least English and French, while many are available in all EC Languages!