A wonderful victory for European Culture! by Luc & Jean-Pierre Dardenne

A WONDERFUL VICTORY FOR EUROPEAN CULTURE Yesterday a great step was shift for the European culture. The audiovisual has been excluded from the mandate given to the European Commission within the framework of the negotiations between Europe and the United States. This was our request. We have succeeded, Europe has succeeded, civilization has succeeded. Culture is the key of our future, of our democracy. It is not a good like the others. The implementation in…

Press Conference – June 11 at 5pm : Creators go to Strasbourg to defend the cultural exception!

A delegation of creators, artists, performers and directors members of the coalition of the 6200 creators who have submitted a petition to the European Parliament will be in Strasbourg next Tuesday June 11, to defend the massive European Parliament vote in favor of the exclusion of cultural and audiovisual services, including online services, from the USA trade agreement. This press conference aims to update on the state of negotiations on the eve of the Council…

Filmmakers’ Petition to Preserve Europe’s cultural exception in the EU/US trade negociations / April 22 2013

Eurocinema, Europacinema, EuropaDistribution, Europa International, FIAD, SAA and UNIC declare their support for a petition launched by European film-makers. The petition aims to exclude audiovisual and cinematographic services from the negotiation mandate of the European Commission for the trade negotiations between the USA and Europe. These organisations, standing alongside the film-makers who have already signed this petition, encourage the European Member States to make substantial amendments to the negotiation mandate proposed by the European Commission.…