The Italian Federation of Newspaper and Periodical Publishers (FIEG), founded in 1950, is a trade association whose members are publishers of daily newspapers, periodicals and national press agencies. The key objectives of FIEG, within the framework of its statute, are to:
According to these basic principles, FIEG supports the needs and the proposals coming from the publishing industry in its relationships with the main political and administrative national institutions, including Parliament, Government, unions and other social partners.
The Federation is directly engaged in negotiations with unions for drawing up the national labour contracts of the publishing sector (composed of three categories: journalists, printers and managers). FIEG stipulates and manages - with the retailers unions - the national agreement which establish rules and guidelines for the sale of dailies and periodicals.
FIEG also provides legal assistance to its members; publishes analyses and researches in order to give updated pictures of the publishing sector; deals about all issues related to the sale, the delivery, the transport and the advertising of daily newspapers and periodicals.