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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.

Hungarian Media Law fuels international concern

The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), expressed concern at a draft law that would impose extensive fines against journalists and publishers if they refuse to disclose their sources or publish information deemed inappropriate by the government.

PRESS RELEASE - Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, 30 November 2010.

Immediate Release Press Groups Protest Against Arrest of German Journalists in Iran The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, together with the European Newspaper Publishers' Association (ENPA), have called on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to release two German journalists who were arrested while interviewing the son of a woman condemned to death by stoning.

Public service broadcasters use state aid to compete unfairly with newspapers online

European newspaper publishers today urged the EU institutions to ensure that the online activities of public service broadcasters do not compete unfairly with the online services offered by newspapers. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) called for the remit of broadcasters benefiting from state aid to be strictly enforced, as MEPs prepare to vote tomorrow (Thursday) on a report by MEP Ivo Belet on public service broadcasting in the digital era.

Paris, France, and Brussels, Belgium, 21 September 2010.

For Immediate Release Press Groups Welcome European Court Ruling on Protection of Sources. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), together with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the World Editors Forum, have welcomed the landmark ruling of the European Court of Human Rights concerning the protection of journalistic sources.

The EU Digital Agenda has to meet challenges of the Press in Europe

At a time when the European Commission has just published its Communication for a new EU Digital Agenda, newspaper publishers in Europe call for fair market and legal conditions which will enable them to develop sustainable business models in the digital media environment. In particular EU decision makers should address the difficulties publishers are facing as regards the online and digital activities of public broadcasters and the role of news aggregators and internet search engines, in order to ensure that the press can continue fulfilling its role as a cornerstone of democracy.

Estonia comes under growing international pressure to reject a proposed new law that "poses a serious threat to freedom of the press"

The leading European and global press and journalists’ organisations are calling on the Estonian Parliament to reject a proposal for a new law that would force journalists toreveal their sources or risk being sent to prison. Newspaper publishers and journalists have expressed their deep concern that the draft law now being considered by the Estonian Parliament "poses a serious threat to freedom of the press".

JOINT STATEMENT - of Cyprus Newspaper & Magazines Publishers Association, ENPA and WAN-IFRA regarding the assassination of Andy Hadjicostis, Managing Director of Dias Media Group in Cyprus

The Cyprus Newspaper & Magazines Publishers Association, ENPA – the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association - and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) strongly condemn the assassination of Andy Hadjicostis, Managing Director of Dias Media Group in Cyprus.

Final adoption of the Telecoms Package

Final adoption of the Telecoms Package. Newspaper publishers in Europe are calling on the Member States, when implementing the provisions of the Telecoms Package, to ensure the challenges that the publishing sector is facing in the online environment are appropriately reflected upon.

Dangerous signal for the future of the free and independent press – EU agrees on mandatory information requirements in advertising

European newspaper and magazine publishers strongly criticise the agreement between the negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission to introduce mandatory information on the energy class in advertisements for household appliances and other energy related products.

The Spanish Association of Daily Newspaper Publishers - the ENPA General Assembly adopts its Seville resolution

On the occasion of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) AutumnGeneral Assembly meeting in Seville, Spain on 6 November 2009, hosted by ENPA’s Spanish member association “Asociación de Editores de Diario Españoles (AEDE)” –the Spanish Association of Daily Newspaper Publishers - the ENPA General Assembly adopts its Seville resolution.

SEVILLE RESOLUTION

On the occasion of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) Autumn General Assembly meeting in Seville, Spain on 6 November 2009, hosted by ENPA’s Spanish member association "Asociación de Editores de Diario Españoles (AEDE)" – the Spanish Association of Daily Newspaper Publishers - the ENPA General Assembly adopts the following Resolution: Newspaper publishers in Europe call for better conditions for a free and independent press.

ENPA applauds parliament’s vote in the interest of press freedom in Europe

ENPA applauds parliament’s vote in the interest of press freedom in Europe ENPA highly values media pluralism in Europe and the Parliament yesterday took a very wise decision not to call for legislation on media pluralism and concentration in the EU which could in fact decrease, not increase the level of media pluralism.

ENPA reminds MEPs of national subsidiarity principle for media pluralism ENPA highly values and endorses media pluralism in Europe.

ENPA reminds MEPs of national subsidiarity principle for media pluralism ENPA highly values and endorses media pluralism in Europe. The European Parliament yesterday took a very wise decision not to call for legislation on media pluralism and concentration in the EU which could in fact decrease, not increase the level of media pluralism. The Parliament rejected the motions for resolution in favour of taking a more in-depth look at the situation of freedom of information in Europe.

EU Institutions pose threat to internet economy of Europe

A united front of media and advertising industry organisations is calling on the EU institutions locked into protracted Trialogue negotiations to see sense and reject harmful wording which would hamper existing and new business models online. Furthermore, not only are the latest proposals disproportionate and ill advised, they also risk undermining the comprehensive and collaborative approach to dealing with the privacy issues envisaged by the institutions.