More coverage of EU affairs in works

Commission encourages creation of European nets

BRUSSELS -- European Commission vp Margot Wallstrom on Friday unveiled plans to bring more coverage of European Union affairs to television, including the creation of a network of TV stations broadcasting EU stories.

The commission will encourage TV companies to create European networks to complement the network of radio stations launched this month. It also will boost the amount of raw audiovisual material that it already provides free of charge to the media.