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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.

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.

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.

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.

European Commission President Barroso underlines vital role of the press in society at ENPA 50th Anniversary

The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, emphasized the essential role of the press in democratic society, in a keynote speech at the 50th Anniversary Congress of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association in Brussels today.

Google competition case: ENPA welcomes Commission’s first step

Newspaper publishers represented by the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) welcomed the statement of European Commission Vice- President Almunia yesterday, on the ongoing EU competition inquiry into Google’s alleged abuse of dominant position.

European newspaper sector welcomes EU undertaking to make full assessment of controversial Hungarian Media Law

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) today welcomed the statement by European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes, that the Commission will carry out a full "legal assessment" of the controversial Hungarian media law. Vice-President Kroes was speaking at a Hearing on the Hungarian Media Law in the European Parliament in Brussels, organised by the Liberal Group.