Press release - The Federation of European Publishers welcomes the renewed European Parliament’s support for reduced rates of VAT on books, newspapers and periodicals

FEP is delighted once again to thank and praise the European Parliament for its adoption today in its plenary session of the report on Rates of value added tax applied to books, newspapers and periodicals by MEP Tom Vandenkendelaere.

Henrique Mota, President of FEP, declared: “In this, like in several other occasions, the Parliament has strongly advocated for ending the fiscal discrimination between print and digital books. We, the European publishers, now look at the Council to close the circle and approve the long-awaited Commission proposal”.

The final step of the procedure will be a unanimous vote by the Economic and Financial Affairs Council – to which FEP and its members confidently look forward.

For more information, contact Enrico Turrin,