ANGA, Bitkom and ZVEI are strongly aligned with the objectives of the proposed European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). Protecting media freedom and strengthening the EU internal market are crucial cornerstones of a strong and resilient Europe.
For creating a stronger internal market and more reliability and predictability in this sector ANGA, Bitkom and ZVEI highlights in their joint position paper the following points:
- Ensure harmonisation: European harmonisation of the legal framework is most important. The proposed non-binding guidelines on prominence (Art. 15 para 2a) by the Commission can only mitigate the problem but will not grant sufficient legal certainty. ANGA, Bitkom and ZVEI call for a decent and more reliable legal framework.
- Clarify scope and terminology: Terms such as default settings (Art. 19) must be specified in the proposal. This creates legal certainty and avoids different interpretations in the Member States.
- Keep proportionality: The proposed regulations must stay proportionate to their pursued goal (Art. 19 para 3 new).