The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of Lagardère by Vivendi. The Commission’s decision is conditional upon full compliance with the commitments offered by Vivendi.
Brussels, 18 May 2023 Today, the Commission published the first-ever European Media Industry Outlook, analysing trends in the audiovisual, video game and news media industries. Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton presented the report at the European Film Forum, organised at the Festival de Cannes. The Media Outlook report provides market data and identifies challenges and underlying technological trends common to the media industries. Among other findings, it stresses the structural impact of the ongoing shift […]
The ERC wishes to support an organisation or a consortium of organisations to set up a funding scheme that would facilitate 3-5-month stays of journalists at research institutions. The purpose is to give the journalists opportunities to learn and work on in-depth reporting projects by immersing themselves in the research environment and interacting with scientists and scholars.
A comprehensive approach to combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and sanctions evasion in the European Union has taken shape with the approval of MEPs. Stricter rules have been endorsed to address existing loopholes, ensuring consistent application of regulations and sanctions. Notably, verified information pertaining to beneficial owners will be made accessible to journalists and civil society through dedicated registers. To enforce these rules effectively, the establishment of a new European Anti-Money Laundering Authority is on the horizon.
13 March 2023 The mission of the European Media Ownership Monitor is to enhance the transparency of ownership and control of the news media in the countries of the European Union. The European Media Ownership Monitor (EurOMo) monitors media ownership transparency in 15 European countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It provides a database with information on ownership […]
February 02, 2023 Written by: Adam GrundyThe Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is celebrating the 65th annual Grammy Awards February 5, and the U.S. Census Bureau is tuning in by doing what it does best: provide demographic and business statistics, this time related to categories the awards recognize. For example, how many U.S. music directors and composers were there in 2021? There were 45,636, according to the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year […]
Brussels, 31 January 2023 On Tuesday, the Committee on Civil Liberties, joined by experts and stakeholders in a public hearing, discussed the proposed rules aiming to strengthen media pluralism and freedom in the EU. During the public hearing that took place in association with the Committees on Culture and on the Internal Market, MEPs exchanged views with experts and stakeholders. Panel 1 Marie FRENAY, Member of Cabinet of Commission Vice-President […]
Brussels, 16 November 2022 Today a landmark new set of EU rules for a safer and more accountable online environment enters into force with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA applies to all digital services that connect consumers to goods, services, or content. It creates comprehensive new obligations for online platforms to reduce harms and counter risks online, introduces strong protections for users’ rights online, and places digital platforms under a […]
Brussels, 4 June 2021 What is the new Copyright Directive about? Digital technologies have transformed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The Copyright Directive is a new piece of EU legislation that brings the copyright rules up to date with those changes and with the online world. It aims to create a comprehensive framework, which will benefit a wide range of players acting in the digital environment: internet users, […]
Link The Commission has proposed a declaration on European digital rights and principles to promote a digital transition shaped by European values. The Commission wants to ensure people are empowered to fully enjoy the opportunities that the digital decade brings. So, it has proposed a set of European digital rights and principles that reflect EU values and promote a sustainable, human-centric vision for the digital transformation. The European digital rights […]