Press releases

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Media services: same rules needed for TV and internet to protect children better

CULT 25-04-2017 - 14:37

Children should have the same protection whether they are watching TV, a web-shared video or a web-streamed film, said committee MEPs on Tuesday. (Read more)

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EU Solidarity Corps not to be funded with Erasmus+ budget, urge culture MEPs

CULT 22-03-2017 - 11:12

The new European Solidarity Corps deserves its own budget – it should not be funded at the expense of the Erasmus+ or Europe for Citizens programmes, urge Culture and Education Committee MEPs in a resolution voted on Wednesday. Offering young people an opportunity to take part in solidarity schemes all over Europe would help them to gain experience for future long-term jobs, they add. (Read more)

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Maltese Presidency priorities discussed in committee

INTA AFET EMPL ITRE ENVI TRAN IMCO AGRI REGI CULT LIBE JURI AFCO DEVE 26-01-2017 - 15:49

The priorities of the Maltese Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Maltese ministers at a series of meetings taking place in January. (Read more)

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Culture, innovation, new technologies-important drivers for the European economy

CULT 12-10-2016 - 13:36

There is a need to ensure a strategic framework for the cultural and creative industries as they now represent a major and growing part of our economies, Members of the Culture Committee and of National Parliaments agreed on Tuesday evening at the interparliamentary meeting on the subject. (Read more)

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Lux Prize: 10 years of film enlightenment

CULT 11-10-2016 - 10:50

Europe should continue to support film creation and distribution as important tools for our cultural diversity, MEPs and filmmakers underlined on Monday evening in a Lux Prize 10th anniversary debate. Translation and subtitling help to circulate works and promote European values, especially in time of crisis, they added. Film directors Ken Loach, Céline Sciamma and Andrea Segre participated in a very animated debate with Members of the Culture Committee on this occasion. (Read more)

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Slovak Presidency priorities discussed in committee

DEVE INTA AFET ECON JURI CULT ENVI IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 01-09-2016 - 12:26

The priorities of the Slovak Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Slovak ministers at a series of meetings taking place in July, August and September. (Read more)

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10th anniversary of the Lux Film Prize: official selection revealed

CULT 03-07-2016 - 20:00

The 10 films selected for the 10th anniversary edition of the Lux Film Prize were revealed at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Sunday, 3 July. Michaela Šojdrová, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education, Martina Dlabajová, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Budgetary Control, Julie Ward and Bogdan Wenta, Members of the Committee on Culture and Education and Doris Pack, LUX Film Prize Coordinator presented the list of films in competition this year. (Read more)

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Dutch Presidency priorities discussed in committee

CULT DEVE INTA IMCO TRAN 26-01-2016 - 15:39

The priorities of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council of Ministers are being outlined to parliamentary committees by Dutch ministers at a series of meetings, between 11 and 14 January and continuing this week. (Read more)

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Final round of 2015 LUX Film competition: screenings and debates with directors

CULT 09-11-2015 - 15:57

The final round of the ninth edition of the 2015 LUX Film Prize competition starts in Brussels on Monday. It includes three screenings, live debates with audiences and two weeks in which the three shortlisted films –Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) – will be shown at the EP, with MEPs voting for the winning film and audiences choosing their favourites. (Read more)

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Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) shortlisted for the 2015 Lux Prize

CULT 24-07-2015 - 12:00

The three films competing for the 2015 LUX Prize were announced on 24 July in Rome by EP vice-president Antonio Tajani and culture committee chair Silvia Costa, at the Venice Days press conference. The films are: Mediterranea by Jonas Carpignano (Italy, United States, Germany, France, Qatar), Mustang, by Deniz Gamze Ergüven (France, Germany, Turkey, Qatar) and Urok (The Lesson) by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov (Bulgaria, Greece). (Read more)