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Joint statement of the Copyright Directive

FEP joins authors, composers, writers, journalists as well as news agencies, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers to call the European Council and the European (...)

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PRESS RELEASE - Stand Up for ©ulture. Stand up for Europe. FEP welcomes provisional agreement between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on 13 February 2019

FEP welcomes the outcome of the final trilogue on 13 February and the provisional agreement reached on the Directive Proposal on Copyright in the DSM.
The provisional agreement reached today (...)

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Reduced VAT for ebooks: good news and a call for action

Last year closed with a piece of excellent news on one of the main fronts of FEP’s lobbying activity: the long-awaited adoption of the Directive that allows the EU Member States to apply to (...)

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German publishers, supported by FEP, in favour of rapid adoption of the copyright Directive

European Publishers join their German colleagues in calling on EU Member States to find a positive outcome on Copyright Directive. Time is running out and we need the legal certainty.
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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.
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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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