Old world and all that. I am of the impression that the European broadcast engineers are a more studied lot. There process involves much more deliberation, thoughtful analysis and planing than ours does. For example, when it comes to station loudness, most programmers and many engineers (myself not included) to the more is better. It is thus that we get the Omina 11 and other audio squashers.
The EBU technical group takes a different approach:
Aside from the above mentioned EBU R128, there are four technical papers dealing with implementation, meters, distribution and so on. The body of work is a recommendation not a requirement. I can’t imagine voluntary implementation of something like this in the US. Even so, there are advantages to having a single acceptable level of programming audio. It is interesting reading.