Journalists and publishers in Europe warn of the threat to press freedom following European Parliament vote on draft Data Protection Regulation - Rapporteur’s statement that “nothing will change for journalists” is strongly refuted
A coalition of European organisations representing the interests of both journalists and press publishers  today criticised the vote in the European Parliament on the draft EU General Data Protection Regulation, which jeopardises press freedom and fails to properly protect journalistic sources. They vehemently refute claims from the author of the Parliament’s report, MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht, that “nothing will change for journalists” following the vote.
Leading Counsel´s opinion advises the media that EU `LIBOR` Regulation would unlawful without clear media exemption
A controversial draft EU Regulation designed to restore confidence in financial benchmarks following the LIBOR and EURIBOR scandals is set to undermine press freedom and journalists’ right to protect their sources, if MEPs fail to adopt important amendments to the proposal on 17th February.
Google’s abusive self-preference must end to ensure a thriving free and independent press on digital platforms European press publishers react to news of latest commitment proposal by Google in EU anti-trust case.
Reacting to European Commission Vice-President Joaquín Almunia’s announcement today, European press publishers are greatly concerned that the Commission appears to be moving quickly towards a settlement in the Google anti-trust case, despite lack of evidence that the latest proposals from the company will end its abuse of dominant position in the digital market.
Google’s abusive dominant position must be countered by fair competition if Europe’s free press and creative content sector are to thrive: Europe’s publishers react against reported Commission settlement with Google
A coalition of European newspapers and magazines’ publishers is greatly concerned to learn from recent press coverage that, in the face of all the evidence of continued market abuse, European Competition Commissioner Almunia is set to settle the anti-trust case with Google without further consultation on or market testing of Google’s proposed commitments to stop its anti-competitive practices.
Press Publishers in Europe applaud the French Government´s decision to apply the same VAT rate for printed and digital press
ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, and EMMA, the European Magazine Media Association, representing the press sector in Europe, express their strong support for the initiative of the French Government applying the same VAT rate (2.1%) for all press products and services on all platforms (print and digital) in respect of the principle of fiscal equality and technological neutrality.
EU JUSTICE MINISTERS NEED TO RE-THINK DATA PROTECTION PROPOSALS IF PRESS FREEDOM IS TO BE PROTECTED
In advance of the EU Justice Ministers Council meeting on 6 December, a coalition of European organisations representing the interests of both journalists and press publishers have issued a joint statement for the attention of ministers criticising data protection reform plans for failing to underpin press freedom and protect journalistic sources.
EUROPEAN PUBLISHERS URGE THE COMMISSION FOR A PROHIBITION DECISION IN THE GOOGLE COMPETITION CASE
Press publishers in Europe and their trade associations call on Vice-President Almunia to reject Google’s revised commitments and to ensure a full enforcement of EU competition law (European Commission’s Competition Investigation of GOOGLE – AT.39.740)
Press freedom and media pluralism under threat in European Parliament vote on Data Protection proposal
Last minute compromises leave journalistic data processing without adequate protection in Europe and restrictions on marketing will damage the press
Brussels, 18th October 2013 – Publishers of newspapers and magazines in Europe today sounded the alarm ahead of a vote in the European Parliament on the new Data Protection Regulation that could seriously undermine freedom of press reporting and the marketing of press titles.
European Publishers urge European Commission to challenge Google further
In an unprecedented move of solidarity, hundreds of Europe’s leading publishers and their trade associations at European and National level have joined together in an informal coalition to call on European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia to reject outright the package of draft measures offered by Google on 25 April this year to end their abusive practices.
Newspaper publishers stress crucial importance of copyright to the future development of the press sector in Europe.
ENPA, the association representing publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, underlined the vital importance of copyright to the press sector, during a meeting with EU Internal Market Commissioner, Michel Barnier, yesterday.
ENPA, the association representing publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, expressed serious concerns about the recommendations of an independent group of experts appointed by European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes.
The High Level Group on Media Freedom and Pluralism, chaired by the former President of Latvia, Professor Vaira Vike-Freiberga, called for Brussels to have greater powers to oversee national press councils to ensure they “comply with European values.
Newspaper and magazine publishers have repeatedly expressed their concerns about Google's activities in the online search and advertising markets
Newspaper and magazine publishers have repeatedly expressed their concerns about Google's activities in the online search and advertising markets, including its preferential treatment of its own content over that of third parties. It is essential that the commitments, offered this week by Google to the European Commission, bring an end to the manipulation of search results which threaten to turn the open Internet into a closed Google Shop.
PRESS STATEMENT- on solutions proposed by EU Media Futures Forum
ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, noted with interest the solutions proposed today by the EU Media Futures Forum, established by European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and chaired by ChristianVan Thillo, CEO of de Persgroep (Belgium/Netherlands).
Preserving Pluralism in a Rapidly Changing Media Market
Preserving Pluralism in a Rapidly Changing Media Market. The newspaper and news media publishing sector is one of the main sources of cultural diversity and pluralism in Europe. The editorial content of newspapers covers a wide diversity of topics and every political perspective. Newspapers on all platforms encourage and enable their readers to participate actively in democratic debate through blogs, opinion fora and other new tools which increase the level of democratic participation, diversity and pluralism in the European media landscape.
Newspaper Publishers to debate with EC High Level Group on Freedom and Pluralism of the Media
Newspaper publishers and national newspaperassociations from around Europe will hold a special debate in Nicosia Cyprus, tomorrow (24th May) with the High Level Group on Freedom and Pluralism of the Media appointed by the European Commission.
Publishers call for an EU VAT system promoting the democratic role of print and digital newspapers Newspaper sector notes the launch of new EU Communication on the Future of VAT
Newspaper publishers from all over Europe today called for the lowest possible rates of VAT to be applied to both print and digital editions, in view of the vital role of newspapers in democratic society. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) sent this message to EU institutions and Member States, as the European Commission launched a new Communication on the Future of VAT.