ENPA PRESS RELEASE: Newspaper publishers stress crucial importance of copyright to the future development of the press sector in Europe
Brussels, 1st February 2013
ENPA, the association representing publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, underlined the vital importance of copyright to the press sector, during a meeting with EU Internal Market Commissioner, Michel Barnier, yesterday.
A delegation of six newspaper publishers from across Europe, led by ENPA President Ivar Rusdal, met with Commissioner Barnier to offer the commitment of the newspaper sector to play an active role in the European Commission’s copyright consultation, “Licenses for Europe” which begins on 4th February.
ENPA PRESS RELEASE: Brussels oversight of national press councils would restrict rather than improve freedom of the press in Europe
Newspaper publishers stress the crucial importance of industry self-regulation and the role of the editor-in-chief as vital to press independence
ENPA is seeking an intern with communications skills for our Brussels offices
This internship will be of benefit particularly for anyone who seeks professional experience related to government affairs in a busy European industry representation.
ENPA contributes to the CMBA publication “Create. Engage. Inspire”
ENPA has coordinated a new publication from the Creative Media Business Alliance (CMBA), an informal grouping of Europe’s top media and creative companies and their associations. This publication - “Create. Engage. Inspire” - which opens with a foreword by Commissioner Barnier, provides a brief look at some of the recent innovations and exciting offerings available to consumers from Europe’s creative and media industries.
THE DUBLIN RESOLUTION, adopted at ENPA General Assembly, 9th November 2012.
Dublin, 9th of November 2012: ENPA calls the EU to recognise the value of creative content and ensure respect for copyright in the digital environment.
ENPA calls on the EU to recognise the value of creative content and ensure respect for copyright in the digital environment
Dublin, 9th November 2012 – ENPA, representing publishers of newspapers and news media in Europe, is pleased to announce that Mr Ivar Rusdal has been re-elected today as ENPA President for another two-year term, at the association’s General Assembly in Dublin. Mr Rusdal is CEO of Jaeren Avis, a regional newspaper group in Norway.
Newspapers play crucial role in promoting literacy in Europe - Publishers stress role of news media in strengthening literacy of citizens, as new report of EU High Level Group of Experts is launched
Brussels, 6th September 2012 – Publishers highlighted the vital role that both print and digital newspapers play in promoting literacy, as EU Culture Commissioner, Androulla Vassiliou, today launched a new report on how to improve reading skills in Europe amid evidence of declining standards.
Press Statement : European Newspaper and Magazine Publishers call for thorough scrutiny of the proposed remedies in Google competition inquiry
Brussels, 4th July 2012 – Newspaper and magazine publishers have repeatedly expressed their concerns about Google's activities in the online search and advertising markets, including its preferential treatment of its own content over that of third parties. It is essential that the commitments, offered this week by Google to the European Commission, bring an end to the manipulation of search results which threaten to turn the open Internet into a closed Google Shop.
ENPA statement on solutions proposed by the EU Media Futures Forum
Brussels, 27th June 2012 - ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, noted with interest the solutions proposed today by the EU Media Futures Forum, established by European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes and chaired by Christian Van Thillo, CEO of de Persgroep.
Press Release - ENPA calls for urgent answers to concerns raised over freedom of press in Bulgaria
Brussels, 7th June 2012- The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA)
has called on the Bulgarian government to respond urgently to concerns raised over freedom of press in Bulgaria. This follows a Hearing on Media Freedom in Bulgaria organised by the Liberal Group (ALDE) in the European Parliament in Brussels yesterday, where Bulgarian publishers and journalists highlighted instances, including restrictions in the press distribution market, where they fear press freedom has been compromised.
Press Release - Newspaper publishers welcome support of EC Culture Commissioner Vassiliou for lower VAT on digital press
Nicosia, Cyprus, 25th May 2012 - Newspaper publishers today warmly welcomed the personal statement of support of the European Commissioner for Education and Culture, Androulla Vassiliou, for lower VAT on digital press.
Newspaper Publishers to debate with EC High Level Group
Nicosia, Cyprus, 23rd May 2012 – Newspaper publishers and national newspaper associations from around Europe will hold a special debate in Nicosia, Cyprus, tomorrow (24th May)with the High Level Group on Freedom and Pluralism of the Media appointed by the European Commission.
Google competition case: ENPA welcomes Commission’s first step
Brussels, 22 May, 2012 - 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. Vice-President Almunia asked Google to come forward with proposals to address concerns raised regarding its market behaviour, in particular the preferential treatment that Google gives to its own services compared to competing services.
WAN-IFRA seeks CEO with passion for news and the media industry
WAN-IFRA, the World Association of Newspaper and Newspaper Publishers, is the global organisation of the world´s press. It represents more than 18000 publications, 15000 on line sites, 80 national publisher associations and 3000 companies in more than 120 countries. 100 + employees work at WAN-IFRA headquarters in Darmstadt and Paris and in our regional offices in Singapore, India, Spain, France and Sweden. Please read more on http://www.wan-ifra.org.
Publishers call for an EU VAT system promoting the democratic role of print and digital newspapers.
Brussels, 6th December, 2011 – Newspaper publishers from all over Europe today called for the lowest possible rates of VAT to be applied to both print and digital editions, in view of the vital role of newspapers in democratic society. The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) sent this message to EU institutions and Member States, as the European Commission launched a new Communication on the Future of VAT.
European Commission President Barroso underlines vital role of the press in society at ENPA 50th Anniversary
Brussels, 8th November 2011 – The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, emphasized the essential role of the press in democratic society, in a keynote speech at the 50th Anniversary Congress of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association in Brussels today.
EC President Barroso to address newspaper publishers at ENPA 50th Anniversary Congress
Brussels, 2nd November, 2011 – The President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, will give the key note speech at the 50th Anniversary Congress of the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, at The Square in Brussels on 8th November 2011. European Commission Vice-President, Viviane Reding, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, will give the opening speech at the event. The closing speech will be given by Commissioner Michel Barnier, who is responsible for Internal Market and Services.
Media and advertising industry leaders along with leading EU decision makers met at the European Parliament to highlight advertising’s role in driving innovation and growth
Brussels, 19 October 2011 – Representatives of the European media and advertising industry – including the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), the Association of European Radios (AER), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC), the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), the association of television and radio sales houses (egta), the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the IAB Europe and the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) – met at the European Parliament today, with high level decision and policy makers from the European Parliament and from the Commission as well as with industry senior executives, to share their vision of Europe 2020, the European Union’s growth strategy, and to discuss how advertising could be more effectively used in order to catalyse growth, jobs and competitiveness.
ENPA Position Paper on Media Literacy: Equipping citizens with critical skills for a multi-channel world
It is of utmost importance that newspapers are taken into account in any discussion or policy aimed at improving media literacy skills throughout Europe. The European news media not only promote reading proficiency by aiding in the development of necessary literacy skills, but the authoritative range of information provided daily is also indispensable to European citizens who wish to inform themselves about the important issues facing society today. Newspapers and news media have the ability to reach broad audiences on a daily basis, providing individuals with the necessary information to be fully engaged citizens who contribute to democratic debate and fulfill their role in an open society.
ENPA STATEMENT ON GOOGLE’S DECISION TO TEMPORARILY REMOVE BELGIAN FRANCOPHONE NEWSPAPERS FROM ITS SEARCH ENGINE
Brussels, 20 July, 2011 - The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) expresses concerns about Google’s temporary removal of Belgian francophone newspapers from its search engine for several days in the last week. In doing so, Google appears to have misinterpreted the recent ruling of the Belgian Court of Appeal in the Copiepresse vs. Google case.
EU VAT System should promote the democratic role of newspapers in both print and digital formats
Brussels, 23rd May, 2011 – Newspaper publishers from all over Europe today called for zero or the lowest possible rates of VAT to be applied to both print and digital editions, in view of the vital role of newspapers in democratic society. European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) sent this message to EU institutions and Member States, ahead of the 31st May deadline for the European Commission’s public consultation on VAT.
Content should be at heart of Digital Agenda, following Google infringement case
Brussels, 10th May, 2011 – The European newspaper publishers’ association, ENPA, has called on the EU institutions to place respect for value of content at the heart of the EU Digital Agenda. This follows the verdict at the weekend of the Court of Appeal of Brussels, which confirmed a 2007 judgment in a case taken by Belgian newspaper publishers against Google News for copyright infringement.
Newspaper publishers call on European Parliament to support further changes to the Hungarian media law
Brussels, 1st March, 2011 - The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) today called on the Hungarian Government to further modify its new media laws, in response to ongoing serious concerns raised by publishers in Hungary and around Europe.
Publishers call for access to newspapers on tablets for subscribers without restrictive conditions
Brussels, 7th February, 2011 - The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) today called on technology companies to ensure that newspaper subscribers can continue to enjoy access to news content on tablets and other online services, without any restrictive conditions.
European newspaper sector welcomes EU undertaking to make full assessment of controversial Hungarian Media Law
Brussels, 11 January 2011 - 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
Brussels and Paris, 13th December 2010 - 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 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
Brussels, 24th November, 2010 - 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.
Ivar Rusdal appointed as new President of ENPA
15th November, 2010, Brussels - The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association announced today that Norwegian publisher, Ivar Rusdal, had been appointed as its President during ENPA’s General Assembly in Budapest at the weekend.
Resolution on Freedom of the Press - Adopted at the ENPA General Assembly in Budapest
In November 2010, ENPA organised its Autumn Board and General Assembly meeting in Budapest, along with the Hungarian publishers’ association, Magyar Lapkiadók Egyesülete.
Joint Press 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.
Wire Tapping Law in Italy: Newspaper publishers calls for support on press freedom in the European Commission
In a high level meeting which took place on 30 June 2010 in Brussels, ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, and FIEG, the Italian Federation of Newspaper Publishers, welcomed the statement of Vice President Viviane Reding, EU Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, that a careful balance should always be ensured between the rights of privacy of the individuals and the freedom of the press.
Newspaper publishers and President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso discuss the future of a sustainable, free and independent press sector
Newspaper Publishers from across Europe represented in ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association, discussed together with President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, the future of a sustainable, free and independent press sector.
European Media Business calls on Politicians to Ensure Sustainability of Creative Content Business in the Future
Brussels, 30 June 2010 – Today representatives of the European media business – including the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), the Association of European Radios (AER), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC), the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), the Association of Television and Radio Sales Houses (EGTA), the European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA), the European Association of Magazine Publishers (FAEP), and the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) - gathered in Brussels to discuss about the future of the media in Europe. When holding their first joint event in the European Parliament entitled “European Media Revolution – Ensuring Viability”, the associations called on politicians and regulators to establish a regulatory environment in which free, independent, diverse and vibrant media will be sustainable in the future.
Media freedom threatened by lack of legal certainty and multiple libel actions across Europe
Media organizations welcome Zwiefka's report although a balanced solution still needs to be found for the benefit of both plaintiffs and media organizations.
Adoption of the Brussels Resolution 2010
The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), on the occasion of its General Assembly in Brussels on 21 May, hosted by Journaux Francophones Belges (JFB) and Vlaamse Dagbladpers (VDP), has adopted a Resolution which focuses on the future of the newspaper industry in the information society and the knowledge economy.
WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 MAY 2010
ENPA – the European Newspapers Publishers’ Association and WAN-IFRA – the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers call on European politicians and officials to support journalists in exile and step up the international fight for freedom of expression on this year’s
New ENPA Executive Director: Mrs Francine Cunningham
On behalf of the President of ENPA Mr Valdo Lehari jr. and the Executive
Committee, I am very pleased to announce that Francine Cunningham has been
appointed new Executive Director.
Draft law threatens freedom of the press in Estonia
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 to
reveal 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 to members of the European Parliament on Rome II
Press Freedom threatened by multiple libel actions accross Europe: Media and Journalists urge MEPs to find solutions.
Joint statement 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.
ENPA calls Czech MPs to make changes to the “Muzzle Law”
ENPA – European Newspaper Publishers’ Association having its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium and representing over 5.200 national, regional and local newspapers and their online editions in Europe including newspapers in the Czech Republic, is watching very closely the ongoing discussion regarding the Czech "muzzle law" in the Lower House of the Czech Parliament.
Newspaper publishers highlight priorities for improvement of media literacy in the EU
BRUSSELS - The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) takes the opportunity of the occasion of the adoption of Council Conclusions on Media Literacy in the Digital Environment at the Education, Youth and Culture Council on 27 November to highlight the importance of the already well-established contribution of newspapers on all platforms of delivery to the improvement of media literacy to people of all ages.
Final adoption of 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
Brussels, 20 November - 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 ENPA General Assembly adopts its 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 its Seville resolution.
European and Spanish newspaper publishers gather in Seville for Autumn Meeting on November 6, 2009
ENPA – European Newspaper Publishers’ Association will be holding its Autumn General Assembly meeting in Seville from 5 to 6 November, 2009. The event will be organized together with ENPA’s Spanish member association AEDE.
ENPA communicates priorities to Council of Europe on future respect for press freedom
Yesterday (26 October), at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s (PACE) joint hearing on two important different subjects, “Respect for media freedom in Europe” and “The Protection of Journalists’ Sources of Information”, ENPA delegation raised the awareness of the PACE Sub-committee on the Media on the need to better protect newspapers’ privilege of press freedom on all platforms and not just in print. Specific case-studies on recent challenges to future press freedom in Luxembourg and Czech Republic were also presented.
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.
Economic and regulatory challenges facing the press in Europe: publishers’ associations ENPA and FAEP discuss the plight of the press sector with Commissioner Reding
BRUSSELS 10 September 2009 - Valdo LEHARI Jr., President of ENPA and David J. HANGER, FAEP President, held a meeting on 8 September with Commissioner Viviane Reding who is in charge of Information Society and Media at the European Commission.
Europe’s newspaper publishers underline their active contribution to media literacy
Brussels, 21 August 2009 - ENPA – the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association – welcomes the European Commission’s acknowledgement of the position of publishers as significant contributors to media literacy in the European Commission Recommendation on Media Literacy which has been adopted on 20 August.
ENPA/WAN-IFRA Press Release on Lithuanian Law Outlawing Mockery Draws Protests
The European Newspaper Publishers Association and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers have called on European governments to help ensure that Lithuania respects freedom of expression and freedom of the press following approval of a law that makes it a crime to ridicule someone.
ENPA press release on Czech - Italian letter to Swedish Presidency
Brussels – ENPA – the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association has called on Swedish Minister for Culture Ms Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth for her and her colleagues support for press freedom in Europe. Liljeroth, at the helm of the current Swedish Presidency of the EU’s Culture Council, has been asked by ENPA to support the press in light of recent attempts by national authorities in Czech Republic and Italy to prevent media access to certain wiretapping data in the public interest.
European Media Business Welcomes Clarification of Rules Applying to State Aid to Public Broadcasters
Brussels, 2 July 2009 – Today representatives of the European media business – including the Association of Commercial Television in Europe (ACT), the Association of European Radios (AER), the European Publishers’ Council (EPC), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) and the German Association of Commercial Broadcasters and Audiovisual Services (VPRT) – welcomed the conclusion of the revision of the 2001 Broadcasting Communication.
ENPA Statement on Google News and other news aggregators
The European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA) raises its concerns regarding the expansion of news aggregators’ activities in the field of online news using newspapers’ content. In particular, ENPA seriously questions the introduction of advertisements on Google News.
ERPC Launches Call for Candidates for European Paper Recycling Award 2009
Paper recycling initiatives are encouraged to apply for the second European Paper Recycling Award. NGOs, educational institutes, local authorities and industry have implemented many innovative projects to enhance paper recycling all over Europe but these initiatives are generally not well known.
Newspaper publishers adopt new Position Paper on Media Literacy
ENPA has this week finalised its latest position paper on media literacy.
Publishers condemn European Parliament’s initiative to include mandatory information in advertising
European newspaper and magazine publishers condemn the European Parliament’s adoption on Tuesday of an amendment which requires the inclusion mandatory information on energy consumption in advertisements for household appliances and other energy related products.
Newspaper publishers call for press freedom and fair competition!
“Respect press freedom. Support us through the crisis. Create a level playing field for all media.” These are the key messages newspaper publishers and their representatives from across Europe directed to governments and the European institutions in their Stockholm Resolution, adopted at the ENPA Spring General Assembly in Sweden.
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.
ENPA General Assembly to be held in Stockholm in May
The ENPA Spring General Assembly will be held in Stockholm this 4-5 May.
Online publishing debate underpins need for ACAP
ACAP (Automated Content Access Protocol), the new tool devised by the worldwide publishing community to help make copyright work on the web, is gaining more and more traction with an industry that feels it risks losing control of its main asset – its content.