Digital Single Market
14/07: “Go digital or go home: New contract rules on digital content” by MEP Eva Paunova (EPP, Bulgaria) – Euractiv
According to MEP Eva Paunova ‘the Digital Single Market will bring the simplicity and legal certainty that European companies need to make the EU the leader of the digital world’.
18/07: Commercial broadcasters prepare for another fight in Brussels – Euractiv
The commercial TV sector is bracing itself for another fight with Brussels when the European Commission proposes changes to EU copyright law in September that could upend how it does business.
11/07: Commission asked to crack down on YouTube, Spotify, Netflix in copyright bill – Euractiv
Two groups representing the film and music industry signed a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday (11 July) asking the European Commission to crack down on internet companies they say are exploiting artists.
Creative Europe - Media
12/07: MEP Michaela Šojdrová (EPP, Czech Republic) Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education about why public funding for film is so important in the smaller countries of the EU– FNE
18/07 Creative Europe Guarantee Facility: Call for expression of interest from financial intermediaries European Investment Fund
The European Investment Fund has launched the procedure for selecting the financial institutions who will operate under the Guarantee Facility to offer loans for enterprises in cultural and financial sector.
25/07: Seminar Creative Europe MEDIA Programme – Possibilities for the Audiovisual Industry –FNE
Edith Sepp the head of the Estonian Film Institute and Chair of the Film New Europe Association presented Film New Europe and the opportunities it offers to the European film industry at the recent Creative Europe Seminar at the Odessa IFF held on 22 July.
15/07: MEP Bogdan Wenta (EPP, Poland) on film literacy – FNE
Polish MEP Bogdan Wenta tells FNE why film literacy is vital for the future of the European film industry and European audiences.
Council of the EU
13/07: Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in Parliament– European Parliament website
Slovak Ministers outlined to parliamentary committees the priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers.