UNIC policy update 09/10/2018


    Digital Single Market

    26/09: European digital single market – a priority of Council Presidency conference – EU2018AT

    At the High Level Conference on Digital and E-Government which took place on 26 September 2018 in Vienna, ministers and high‑level expert officials had a constructive exchange on elementary e-government and digitalisation issues.

    EU Audiovisual Media Services Directive 

    26/09: Audiovisual media: MEPs vote on new rules fit for a digital age – European Parliament

    New rules on audiovisual media aim to better protect viewers, encourage innovation and promote European content. MEPs approved them on 2 October.

    Creative Europe Programme

    27/09: FNE TV: MEP Silvia Costa, EU Parliament Culture & Education Committee and Rapporteur for Creative Europe 2021-2027 – Film New Europe

    FNE asked Silvia Costa about the most important differences between Creative Europe 2021-2027 and the previous programme and the importance of the LUX Prix for European culture.

    EU Budget

    26/09: DRAFT INTERIM REPORT on the proposal for a Council regulation on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 – European Parliament

    26/09: EU Budget 2019: MEPs increase funding on youth, migration and research – European Parliament

    Budget MEPs increased Erasmus+ funds and restored budgets for infrastructure investments, as well as Horizon 2020, the EU research programme.

    European Union Intellectual Property Office

    01/10: Christian Archambeau takes over as Executive Director of EUIPO – EUIPO

    Mr Christian Archambeau has now taken up his duties as Executive Director of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) after his appointment was confirmed by the European Council.

    European Audiovisual Observatory

    26/09: How are audiovisual media services licenced in Europe today? – European Audiovisual Observatory

    European Audiovisual Observatory has published a new mapping report of the licensing systems for audiovisual media services in today’s European Union.


    8-9 October: Challenging (the) Content – Content made in Europe in the digital economy - Vienna

    8-11 October: NATO Fall Summit

    10 October: CICI Lunch - European Parliament, Brussels

    10 October: Attaché meeting - EU Copyright Directive

    15 & 16 October: UNIC Cinema Days - Brussels

    17 October: Attaché meeting - EU Copyright Directive

    25 October: Trilogue - EU Copyright Directive