European Publishers Council

A high-level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media groups representing companies which are active in news media, television, radio, digital market places, journals, eLearning, databases and books.

We have been communicating with Europe’s legislators since 1991 on issues that affect the health and viability of journalistically-driven media and publishing companies in the European Union which uphold the freedom of expression, media diversity, and democratic debate

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Who we are

What is the EPC?

The European Publishers Council is a high level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations actively involved in multimedia markets spanning newspaper, magazine, book, journal, internet and online database publishers, and radio and TV broadcasting.

Our Values

The future of Europe’s independent media relies on informed, light-touch law-making in Europe underpinned by sound industry self-regulation to ensure that we have:

  1. Freedom to report

  2. Freedom to earn advertising revenue

  3. Freedom to manage our intellectual property

  4. Freedom to innovate and respond to challenges

  5. Freedom to compete with public service broadcasters

  6. Freedom to regulate ourselves

Why talk to EPC?

Since 1991, the EPC has lobbied on over 250 different legislative and other proposals and directives directly or indirectly affecting the day-to-day business of the media industry – from 16 different European Commission departments, six Commission Presidents and over 35 Commissioners and their cabinets, and more than 30 European Parliamentary committees over the six terms.

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