Task Force for the Coordination of the Media

Responsibility for the publishing industries has been allocated to DG Information Society and Media; here, the Media Task Force monitors all the Commission’s policies that affect the media sector. Publishing sub-sectors are as follows: newspapers, periodicals, books, directories and databases. The publishing sector is of major importance to the European Union and its citizens. It has a key economic role to play and is vital to the development and preservation of culture, information, education and democracy at large.

  • FEP maintains regular contacts with the Task Force to fully brief them on the main developments in the publishing field so that they can fully appreciate the impact of future EU legislation or other initiatives, and has met its officials on several occasions including during the Frankfurt book fair.