European Parliament Plenary adopts further restrictions advertising for energy consuming products
The European Parliament voted in plenary on the report of Mr Tamburrano (EFDD/IT) on the proposal for a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU.
European press publishers applaud European Commission landmark decision in competition case against Google
European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager announced that the EU competition authority concluded that Google’s practice of illegally favouring its own services in search results breached EU antitrust rules, undermining competition in Europe.
European press publishers underline the need for an alignment of digital and print VAT rates, following Council Ecofin Meeting
European press publishers regret the outcome of today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) meeting, which ended without a political agreement on the adoption of the proposal to amend the existing EU VAT directive in order to allow Member States to apply reduced VAT rates to digital publications.
Press freedom and media pluralism under threat in European Parliament vote on the Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) Directive
Publishers of newspapers and magazines in Europe today sounded the alarm ahead of a vote in the European Parliament on the proposal for an updated AVMS Directive that could seriously undermine media pluralism and press freedom in Europe.
European newspaper and magazine publishers welcome today's announcement by Commissioner Moscovici of a specific proposal coming up this year to reduce VAT rates for e-publications, along with what was announced by President Juncker in May 2015.