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Press releases, April 30, 2021

European Commission sends Statement of Objections to Apple following Spotify complaint

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 30 April 2021- News Media Europe applauds the European Commission’s decision to send Apple a Statement of Objections,…

Press releases, February 22, 2021

Europe’s press publishers & Microsoft call for Australian-style arbitration mechanism in Europe to ensure tech gatekeepers remunerate press publishers fairly for use of content

PRESS RELEASE -22 February 2021- Europe’s press publishers and Microsoft today agreed to work together on a solution to ensure…

Press releases, February 11, 2021

News Media Europe reacts to Member States’ common approach on the ePrivacy Regulation

PRESS RELEASE  –Brussels, 11 February 2021– EU Member States agreed on a common approach to the ePrivacy Regulation proposal which…

Press releases, December 15, 2020

News publishers: “DSA and DMA are a missed opportunity to rebalance online ecosystem”

PRESS RELEASE  –Brussels, 15 December 2020– News publishers speak of a missed opportunity following today’s announcement of the Digital Services…

Press releases, December 3, 2020

News publishers optimistic about European Commission’s plans to defend media freedom and sustainability

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 3 December 2020- Today, the European Commission released two important and complementary strategies for the news industry:the…

Press releases, November 26, 2020

News Media Europe reaction to European Parliament’s resolution on strengthening media freedom

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 25 November 2020- A week before the publication of the European Democracy Action Plan, the European Parliament’s…

Press releases, November 19, 2020

Press publishers welcome the EU Council Conclusions on safeguarding a free and pluralistic media system and warn against trust indicators and the promotion of public communications on mega platforms

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 19 November 2020- European newspaper and magazine publishers across Europe welcome the EU Council Conclusions on safeguarding…

NME news, October 27, 2020

Joanne McGreevy appointed Vice President at News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 27 October 2020- Joanne McGreevy, Marketplace Publisher at Reach Ireland, joins Brussels-based trade association News Media Europe…

Press releases, October 21, 2020

European Parliament votes on future of internet; news publishers concerned about the future of professional journalism

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 21 October 2020-  The European Parliament adopted yesterday evening three own-initiative reports on the Digital Services Act…

Press releases, October 8, 2020

European news media celebrate decision by the Paris Court of Appeal on the French publishers’ right

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 8 October 2020- News Media Europe welcomes today’s decision of the Paris Court of Appeal, confirming the obligation for…

Press releases, October 1, 2020

Google News Showcase launched today is no substitute for the EU publishers right

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 1 October 2020- Google announced today the launch of a $1 billion investment to support news publishers…

Press releases, September 24, 2020

News Media Europe supports the Coalition for App Fairness

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 24 September 2020- News Media Europe supports the Coalition for App Fairness (https://appfairness.org) that was launched today…

Press releases, June 26, 2020

News Media Europe reaction to Google’s licensing programme for news

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 26 June 2020- Google announced yesterday that it will launch later this year “a licensing programme to support the news…

Press releases, June 16, 2020

European news media support European Commission decision to open a formal probe following Spotify’s complaint against Apple

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 16 June 2020- News Media Europe applauds the decision of the European Commission to open a formal…

Press releases, April 9, 2020

News Media Europe welcomes the ruling of the French Competition Authority requesting Google to negotiate with press publishers for the reuse and remuneration of press content

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 9 April 2020- News Media Europe welcomes the ruling of the French Competition Authority requesting Google to…

Press releases, February 3, 2020

Statement on Brexit by the Chairman of the Legal, Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the NMA Lord Guy Black

“Although the UK is leaving the European Union, there will continue to be fundamental issues affecting UK news media companies…

Events, December 4, 2019

Europe’s media sectors call on new Commission to deliver a comprehensive EU media strategy

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 3 December 2019- In a joint conference organised today and opened by Vice President Jourová, representatives of…

Press releases, December 2, 2019

News Media Europe publishes EU media policy vision for 2019 – 2024      

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 2 December 2019- News Media Europe publishes EU media policy vision for 2019 – 2024       Ahead of…

Press releases, November 27, 2019

Croatian news publishers join News Media Europe

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 27 November 2019- The Croatian news publisher association HUP-Udruga Novinskih Izdavača joined News Media Europe as an…

Press releases, June 5, 2019

News Media Europe President Fernando de Yarza appointed President of the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 4 June 2019 – Fernando de Yarza López-Madrazo, President of News Media Europe and CEO of…

Press releases, April 17, 2019

European Parliament supports political agreement reached on the Platforms-to-Business (P2B) Regulation, news industry hails increased transparency

PRESS RELEASE – Strasbourg, 17 April 2019 – Today, MEPs in Strasbourg supported the interinstitutional agreement reached on the Platforms-to-Business…

Press releases, March 26, 2019

European Parliament votes to adopt an EU Copyright Directive fit for the 21st century

PRESS RELEASE – Strasbourg, 26 March 2019 – MEPS HAVE VOTED FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR OUR INDEPENDENT PRESS, FOR…

Press releases, March 12, 2019

NME welcomes political agreement on the Whistleblower Directive, cautions that protection afforded to whistleblowers going straight to the press strikes a delicate balance

PRESS RELEASE -Brussels, 12 March 2019- Yesterday, the European Council, Parliament and Commission reached a political agreement on a proposed…

Press releases, February 26, 2019

MEPs take a democratic step closer to a fair and sustainable internet

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 26 February 2019 – The European Parliament’s JURI (Legal Affairs) committee took a democratic step closer…

Press releases, February 13, 2019

EU Regulators give Vote of Confidence for Future of Europe’s Independent Press and Professional Journalism

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 13 February 2019 – Europe’s press publishers, represented by EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European…

Press releases, February 11, 2019

Joint Statement of Creators and Rightholders on the Copyright Directive

Brussels, 11 February 2019 JOINT STATEMENT OF CREATORS AND RIGHTHOLDERS ON THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE Time to improve and adopt the…

Press releases, February 8, 2019

Size really does matter: Member States agree Mandate for Copyright Trilogue but not all Press Content is Protected

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 8 February 2019 – Europe’s press publishers, represented by EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (European…

Press releases, February 8, 2019

European Press Publishers call upon Member States to adopt Mandate for Copyright Reform to Proceed

PRESS RELEASE  – Brussels, 8 February 2019 – EUROPEAN PRESS PUBLISHERS CALL UPON MEMBER STATES TO ADOPT MANDATE FOR COPYRIGHT…

Press releases, January 24, 2019

Google test shows Article 11 would drive readers to press homepages

Whilst asking the European Institutions not to waste time before programming a new discussion on the proposed Copyright in the…

Press releases, December 13, 2018

NME President Fernando de Yarza elected Vice-President with WAN IFRA

Today in Amsterdam, the General Assembly of WAN IFRA elected News Media Europe President Fernando de Yarza as Vice-President of…

Press releases, December 12, 2018

News Media Europe condemns police raid at Europa Press and Diario de Mallorca

News Media Europe (NME) strongly condemns the police raid that took place this Tuesday at the headquarters of the news…

Press releases, December 12, 2018

Publishers tell COREPER: agree to negotiate a workable Publisher’s Neighbouring Right or condemn consumers to a future of news experienced through the lens of Google

COREPER MEETS WEDNESDAY, 12 DECEMBER TRILOGUE MEETS THURSDAY, 13 DECEMBER With Google still shouting from the rooftops that it will…

Press releases, November 28, 2018

Press Release: EU Ministers adopt Council conclusions on the strengthening of European content in the digital economy

EU Culture Ministers have adopted Council conclusions on the strengthening of European content in the digital economy. The conclusions provide…

Press releases, October 2, 2018

Press Release: EU allows for reduced VAT rates for e-publications

Brussels, 2 October 2018  EU Finance Ministers agreed today in Luxembourg to amend the existing EU VAT directive to allow…

Press releases, September 12, 2018

Press Release: EU Parliament votes to safeguard the future of journalism in Europe

Brussels, 12 September 2018 EU Parliament votes to safeguard the future of journalism in Europe Today in Strasbourg, the European…

Press releases, July 5, 2018

Crucial EU Copyright reform obstructed today by European Parliament: Publishers continue to fight for press freedom, professional journalism and a thriving internet

Today in Strasbourg, MEPs voted to obstruct a crucial EU Copyright Reform from progressing to the final legislative stage, succumbing…

Press releases, July 5, 2018

European Parliament succumbs to Silicon Valley pressure, endangering Europe’s own creative industries

Today, the European Parliament voted in Strasbourg to send the JURI Report on Copyright back to the drawing board, thereby…

Press releases, June 28, 2018

Future of Press Freedom and Professional Journalism put in hands of MEPS: Full EP Plenary expected to vote next week on crucial Copyright Reform

Ardent anti-copyright radicals, US Internet giants and vested interests, that commercially benefit from freeriding on publishers’ valuable content, continue to…

Press releases, June 20, 2018

Publishers applaud MEPs’ short of free press as lead European Parliament Committee votes in favour of a publishers’ right in key copyright reform

Today, Europe’s news and magazine publishers EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME applaud the European Parliament for making a crucial stand…

Press releases, June 20, 2018

European News Brands one step closer to an EU-wide publishers’ right

Today, the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee recognized the need for better legal protection of publishers’ investments in the digital…

Press releases, June 19, 2018

News Media Europe commits to promoting gender equality in media

News Media Europe President Fernando de Yarza signed today a declaration for Europe’s corporate tech leaders to achieve gender balance…

Press releases, May 28, 2018

EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME welcome the Agreement of the EU Council on the Publisher’s Right

The European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC) and News Media…

Press releases, April 26, 2018

European Commission Communication on tackling fake news and disinformation – ambitious timeline

Today the European Commission published its Communication on tackling disinformation online, which presents a set of measures to counter fake…

Press releases, April 23, 2018

Whistleblower Directive: the Commission takes “an important step” but improvement on public reporting yet to be made

On 23 April, the European Commission issued a Proposal for a Directive on the protection of persons reporting on breaches…

Press releases, April 13, 2018

EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME welcome the support of European Parliament rapporteur Axel Voss for a Publisher’s Right

Guaranteeing the legal protection of investment in quality journalism is long overdue. EMMA, ENPA, EPC and NME welcome the support…

Press releases, March 21, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: News Media Europe concerned about scope of the European Commission’s proposed digital tax

News Media Europe warns policy makers of the unintended consequences the Digital Taxation proposal might have. While the proposal aims…

Press releases, November 10, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: News Media Europe reappoints its Presidency and Board

At its General Assembly on 9 November in Brussels, News Media Europe reappointed its Presidency and its Board. Fernando de…

Press releases, July 11, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: News Media Europe welcomes today’s votes on Article 11 from the European Parliament’s Culture (CULT) and Industry & Research (ITRE) committees

Brussels, 11 July 2017 On 11 July, the European Parliament’s Culture (CULT) and Industry & Research (ITRE) committees voted on…

Press releases, June 16, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: European news publishers disappointed with Czech veto on VAT regime for e-publications

Brussels, 16 June 2017 News Media Europe are disappointed with the Czech veto in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council…

Press releases, June 15, 2017

European news media meet in Budapest in support of media freedom

News Media Europe met in Budapest on Wednesday with their Hungarian colleagues to share views and experiences in promoting media…