Committee on Culture and Education – Concomitant expertise for an own-initiative report ‘Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan to Support Recovery and Transformation’, requested by CULT Committee, commissioned and managed by the Policy Department– Q&A session with Arthur Le Gall from Kea European Affairs Brussels, 27 May 2021, In December 2020, the Commission launched its Action Plan to support the recovery and transformation of the media and audio-visual sectors particularly hit by the coronavirus crisis. The CULT Committee has decided to draw up an own-initiative (INI) report on ‘Europe’s Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan to Support Recovery and Transformation’ to give its political priorities to the executive ahead of the implementation of the Action Plan. On 27 May 2021 was held a Q&A session with expert providing a concomitant expertise aiming to support the work of the CULT Committee on the INI report. The Q&A session accompanied an exchange of views on the report and focused on the following issues:
  • rationale for a common approach for news and audiovisual sectors
  • data accessibility for financing opportunities
  • transposition of the Copyright Directive
  • critical press reporting and media freedom restrictions
  • legitimacy and need for an independent European news agency
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