EU Policy updates
Council and Parliament gear up for discussions on Platform-to-Business regulation. The Commission proposal looks to deal with harmful trading practices and unfair contractual clauses by online platforms to the detriment of business users.
Review of AVMS Directive finalised. The EBU welcomes the deal as it maintains key provision to secure access to impartial news, information and major events, as well as to ensure pluralism, diversity and inclusion.
Council's approach to the Copyright Directive fails to provide workable solution. The EBU is primarily concerned about the transparency obligation contained in the latest set of compromise amendments.
Innovation & research
Commission proposes budget increase for the cultural and creative sectors. The proposed increase is from €1.4 to €1.8 billion alongside some €1.081 billion going towards funding European audiovisual projects and improving the sectors competitiveness.