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FEP celebrates “VAT day”, encourages Member States to minimise taxation on reading in all formats

Brussels, 04 December 2018
From today, the EU Member States are allowed to apply reduced rates of VAT (in some cases super-reduced or zero) to digital publications. Today is the day when Council (...)

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FEP welcomes the adoption of the Horizon Europe reports in the European Parliament

The Federation of European Publishers welcomes the adoption on 21 November of the two reports on the Horizon Europe funding programme in the Industry Committee of the European Parliament. The (...)

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The FEP Manifesto 2019

European publishers keep bringing stories and the creativity of their authors to Europe and the world; they provide original content, curated, verified knowledge and information, education and (...)

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FEP welcomes the adoption of the Directive on reduced VAT for e-publications

6 November 2018

Following the political agreement reached on 2 October, the Council adopted yesterday the proposed Directive allowing the application of reduced rates of VAT to electronic publications, in line (...)

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FEP Press release | The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) launches the campaign Stand Up for ©ulture – Yes to a fair reform at the Frankfurt Book Fair

After lengthy discussions and a failed vote in July, the European Parliament adopted the report on Copyright in the Digital Single Market on September 12th 2018: 439 MEPs voted in favour.
FEP (...)

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FEP annual Rendez-Vous at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2018

As every year, meet with FEP at the Frankfurt Book Fair for its traditional Rendez Vous. The event will be held on the 11th of October 2018, from 12.30 till 14.30 (Raum Spektrum 1 – Congress (...)

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FEP Press release | Council reaches political agreement on reduced VAT for e-books

Brussels, 2 October 2018
Council reaches political agreement on reduced VAT for e-books
It is with immense pleasure that the Federation of European Publishers welcomes the political agreement (...)

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FEP Press release | Copyright in the DSM Historical Vote

Today our MEPs made a historical decision to support culture, innovation, access to knowledge and creativity which are at the heart of the European Union. FEP welcomes the decision and wishes to (...)

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FEP Statement on cOAlition S

Yesterday, 11 national research funding organisation, with the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council (ERC), announced the launch of cOAlition S, an initiative (...)

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"Anatomy of a political hack” by Volker Rieck

Managing Director at FDS File Defense Service, who routinely advocates the protection of works and copyrights on the Internet and is a contributing author to the Webschauder.de blog, is now (...)

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