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Published | 02 October 2018

European press publishers applaud European Council agreement that allows Member States to apply reduced VAT rates to the digital press

European press publishers across Europe applaud the outcome of today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin), which saw the adoption of the proposal to amend the existing EU VAT directive in order to allow Member States to align their digital VAT rates to their print rates.

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Published | 01 October 2018

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association and the European Magazine Media Association announces appointment and taking up of post of new joint Executive Director Ilias Konteas

Brussels, 1 October 2018 – The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the European Magazine media Association (EMMA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ilias Konteas as joint Executive Director of the two associations, who is assuming the position as of today, 1st October 2018. 

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Published | 12 September 2018

Historical vote for the press and democracy

Europe’s press publishers applaud the historic adoption by the European Parliament of the copyright draft directive. 

A spokesman for the publishers said: “This reform is not just about the modernisation of copyright but about the fundamental function of our democracies. Today the European parliamentarians prove they value the European independent press by voting for a publishers’ right that will help ensure the sustainability of the European press sector”.

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Published | 27 August 2018

STATEMENT ON PUBLISHERS’ RIGHT FROM JOURNALISTS AND PUBLISHERS AHEAD OF THE 12 SEPTEMBER PLENARY ON THE EU DIRECTIVE ON COPYRIGHT IN THE DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET

Ahead of the copyright vote in Plenary scheduled for 12 September, the EFJ (European Federation of Journalists), the IFJ (International Federation of Journalists), EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European Newspaper Publishers’ Association), EPC (European Publishers Council), NME (News Media Europe) – together representing the interests of tens of thousands of European news brands and journalists – jointly call on MEPs to maintain the wording on the publishers’ right (Article 11) as put forward by the Legal Affairs Committee.

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