It is my pleasure to write the preface for the first issue of the EMS e-News, the electronic newsletter from the European Mathematical Society. This publication aims to increase contact with our members, and to spread news of interest for mathematicians. In a direct, telegraphic, and informal style, you will find headlines, news from members, from the committees, and from the EMS Publishing House, among others. Thus, it will complement the function of some sections of the EMS webpage, such as "news", "conferences", and "jobs". Initially, we plan to release e-News four times per year.