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European publishers comment on Google's decision to conclude licensing agreements with some publishers from Australia, Germany and Brazil.

EMMA and ENPA consider the fact that Google is now finally ready in principle to pay for the use of press content as a first success of the EU copyright directive even before its implementation across the EU.

EUROPEAN PUBLISHERS CELEBRATE WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY.

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, EMMA and ENPA want to reiterate the fundamental value of maintaining and upholding press freedom and media pluralism across Europe, which lie at the core of European democracies.
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European publishers celebrate World Press Freedom Day

On the occasion of the World Press Freedom Day, EMMA and ENPA want to reiterate the fundamental value of maintaining and upholding press freedom and media pluralism across Europe, which lie at the core of European democracies.

European press publishers welcome the Australian Government’s decision to develop a mandatory code of conduct to govern the relationship between digital platforms and media companies.

On 19 April, the Australian Treasurer has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop a mandatory code of conduct that would address the market imbalances between digital platforms and media companies.

European press publishers welcome the Australian Government’s decision to develop a mandatory code of conduct to govern the relationship between digital platforms and media companies.

On 19 April, the Australian Treasurer has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to develop a mandatory code of conduct that would address the market imbalances between digital platforms and media companies.

European press publishers welcome the Decision of the French Competition Authority (Autorite de la Concurence) obliging Google to negotiate with press publishers for the use of press content

Today the French Competition Authority issued a preliminary ruling against Google concerning its behaviour following the introduction of the EU neighbouring right for press publishers in France. In this historical decision, the French Competition Authority instructs Google to commence negotiations “in good faith” with press publishers’ and news agencies through emergency injunctions to be implemented immediately as interim measures.

EMMA AND ENPA WELCOME PLANS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN ITS DIGITAL COMMUNICATION TO WORK ON EX- ANTE ASYMMETRICAL REGULATION FOR LARGE PLATFORMS WITH SIGNIFICANT NETWORK EFFECTS

EMMA and ENPA welcome in today’s Commission communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future (COM (2020), 67 final) the announcement of the Commission plans to work on ex-ante regulation to ensure that markets characterised by large platforms with significant network effects acting as gate-keepers, remain fair and contestable for innovators, businesses, and new market entrants. EMMA and ENPA call on the Commission to work in the coming months on a separate asymmetric instrument with ex-ante rules in line with the EMMA and ENPA recommendations on regulation of market-dominant platforms (EMMA ENPA catalogue of demands on regulation of market dominant platforms).

EMMA and ENPA welcome plants of the European Commission in its digital communication to work on ex-ante asymmetrical regulation for large platforms with significant network effects

EMMA and ENPA welcome in today’s Commission communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future (COM (2020), 67 final) the announcement of the Commission plans to work on ex-ante regulation to ensure that markets characterised by large platforms with significant network effects acting as gate-keepers, remain fair and contestable for innovators, businesses, and new market entrants. EMMA and ENPA call on the Commission to work in the coming months on a separate asymmetric instrument with ex-ante rules in line with the EMMA and ENPA recommendations on regulation of market-dominant platforms (EMMA ENPA catalogue of demands on regulation of market dominant platforms).
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EMMA and ENPA condemn Google’s announcement on French publishers’ right implementation

EMMA and ENPA strongly condemn Google’s announcement yesterday with the unilateral decision to disrespect European legislation and future French legislation by not paying for news snippets in France. Before its entry into force in October, Google is already taking advantage of its unprecedented market power to put pressure on publishers in order for them to renounce their legal rights.