Digital Single Market
4/07: MEPs endorse Mariya Gabriel as Digital Economy Commissioner – Parliament Magazine
MEPs have confirmed Mariya Gabriel as the new digital economy and society Commissioner. Gabriel has been an MEP since 2009 and is currently a Vice-Chair of Parliament's EPP group. She was recently rapporteur on introducing a visa waiver for Ukrainian citizens entering the EU.
4/07: European Audiovisual Observatory study : Limitations and Exceptions to Copyright – EAO website
The study aims at providing a general overview of the rationale and the evolution of the exceptions and limitations to copyright in the numerous international treaties and European directives devoted to this topic, and in the consequent ratifications and implementations at national level.
10/07: EPP Group position on copyright: fair remuneration for creativity – EPP website
The EPP Group has adopted its common position on the proposal for a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
Presidencies of the EU
7/07: Priorities Estonian Presidency of the EU – Estonian Presidency website
The priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU include: An open and innovative European Economy, a safe and secure Europe, a digital Europe and a free movement of data, and an inclusive and sustainable Europe.
23/06: Call for proposals "Crowdsourcing subtitling to increase the circulation of European works" – European Commission website
The Commission launches a €1 million call for proposals to find innovative solutions for film translation and for tracking language versions of films.
LUX Film Prize
3/07: LUX FILM PRIZE Official Selection Unveiled – FNE
One Polish film and no less than three Bulgarian co-productions are among the ten films selected for the Official Selection of the LUX Prize.
2/07: Update on the Trilogue negotiations on the Geo-blocking Regulation in IMCO committee – more information here 13/07: Consideration of amendments in JURI committee for the Broadcasting Regulation – more information here 8/09: Conference "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – the role and responsibility of advertising, logistic and financial service providers", Switzerland – more information here