UNIC policy update 31/05/2019


    EU Copyright Directive

    20/05: How to Implement Article 17 DSMD? Have Your Say! - Kluwer Copyright Blog

    A pilot debate organised on June 13 to discuss Article 17 (ex-13) of the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive (DSMD) and its implementation.

    20/05: Open Letter: Copyright Working Group Must Include NGO Voices - Civil Liberties Union for Europe

    The open letter signed by Liberties and more than 40 other human and digital rights organizations calls for their inclusion in the implementation process of the EU Copyright Directive.

    EU Online Broadcasting Directive

    17/05: Creativity Works! reiterates the importance of territorial exclusivity for the creation, financing, production and distribution of creative content - Creativity Works!

    Following the final adoption of the Online Broadcasting Directive, Creativity Works! issued a statement to reiterate and stress the importance of the territoriality of copyright and exclusive licensing to the creative sectors in Europe and to protect these principles going forward.

    Audiovisual Policy - Council conclusions

    22/05: Draft Council conclusions on improving the cross-border circulation of European audiovisual works, with an emphasis on co-productions - Council of the European Union

    The Audiovisual Working Party has prepared the draft conclusions with a view to their adoption at the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council.

    EU Single-use Plastics Directive

    21/05: Council adopts ban on single-use plastics - Council of the European Union

    The EU is cracking down on plastic pollution. The Council adopted a directive which introduces new restrictions on certain single-use plastic products. The formal adoption of the new rules by the Council is the final step in the procedure.

    EU Elections

    27/05: Voter turnout in EU elections up 10 per cent on previous vote - The Parliament Magazine

    EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager has sounded a note of caution over the larger-than-expected turnout in the European elections.

    27/05: 2019 European election results - European Parliament

    The election results including seats per political group and country are presented.


    20/05: Joint Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Tibor Navracsics on the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - European Commission


    7 June: European Film Forum @ Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca)
    12-13 June: International Forum on IP Enforcement, Paris 
    13 June: IPKat/BLACA – 'The EU DSM Directive: End of the Story?', London
    13 June: European Copyright Roundtable: 'How to implement Article 17 DSMD?'
    17-20 June: CineEurope 2019, Barcelona
    19-20 June: Conference on New Challenges regarding Copyright in the Digital Single Market, Bucharest
    20-21 June: European Council Summit
    24 June: Composition of European Parliament political groups
    1 July: Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU
    2-4 July : First European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg
    15-18 July : Second European Parliament Plenary, Strasbourg
    - Possible election of European Commission President
    21-24 October: Election of new European Commission