Dear Friend, There will be no summer break for European policy-makers until decisions are made about EU top jobs and coalitions are formed. The European Parliament has already suffered a setback as the Spitzenkandidaten process has been trampled by heads of states. This has triggered an OpEd by Christophe Leclercq, founder of EURACTIV Media Network, calling MEPs to..
The policy forum “#Media4Democracy: A VP Democracy for Sound Platforms and Independent Media” was organised by Fondation EURACTIV, EU40, Future Media Lab. and Equinor in the European Parliament on 25 June 2019. It involved 10 speakers representing the EU institutions, the media sector, as well as associations and think-tanks: Strategy for media ecosystem 2019-2024, with..
Last week’s Summit did not bode well for Parliament’s Spitzenkandidaten process of electing the next Commission President. However, before endorsing the final ‘ticket’ put in front of them, parliamentary groups can make coalition demands: a new top job could help, for healthy media and sound platforms. Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the..
MEPs from different groups gather around media issues Europe’s Media Lab – #Media4Democracy – June 4th – Press release Fondation EURACTIV, in cooperation with EU40 hosted a first MEP networking event to gather interest for a Media Intergroup. Also, MEPs who worked towards a healthy media sector were awarded. Sound democracies need healthy media. It..
Dear Friend, This newsletter builds on the election results, confirming major concerns for the EU’s future. Populism has many reasons, it was fed by social media platforms directly, and by the media sector indirectly. We can all help to tackle this worrying drift, more deeply than the disinformation initiatives of the previous mandate. After years..
Given difficult elections, the new EU Commission President will need a theme supporting MEPs and Prime Ministers. After years of fake news, platforms’ self-regulation and media crisis, this ecosystem could be rebalanced by a Vice-President for Democracy, Media and Platforms, Christophe Leclercq argues. Christophe Leclercq founded the EURACTIV Media Network and the think-and-do tank Fondation..