RSS is the abbreviation for Really Simple Syndication and describes a mode of providing information, such as press releases or CFSP statements, in machine-readable form. RSS enables users to subscribe only to specific website texts or multimedia files. Via RSS the subscribed material can be loaded automatically on to the user's computer or on to websites, supplying the subscriber automatically and comfortably with the latest information.
To subscribe to an RSS feed you need an RSS reader, several of which are available free on the Internet. RSS readers can be configured individually. They allow users to decide themselves which sources should be read. The reader shows the title or, as another option, the first few lines of an article. An accompanying link is sent permitting the subscriber to open the entire article in the browser.
At www.eu2007.de you have the choice of three RSS feeds:
Website operators interested in featuring RSS feed boxes from the German EU Presidency website on their sites should contact the www.eu2007.de webmaster.
Having accessed the RSS information in your internet browser, simply copy the internet address (URL) of the RSS service and paste it into the RSS reader as a new RSS service. You may also copy a URL by clicking the link to the RSS service desired with the right-hand mouse button, before pasting it into the RSS reader. You have now "subscribed" to the RSS service and will be automatically notified when new information appears on the internet.
Currently a wide range of RSS readers are available for the various operating systems. The following websites provide a comprehensive overview: