The advent of Internet-connected TV poses challenges in the areas of media pluralism, protection for minors, advertising in the media and the diversity of European works. A report voted by the Culture Committee on Tuesday highlights the dangers of not having a coherent regulatory framework to meet them.
Ändrade medielagar som gör det lättare för EU-ländernas regeringar att blanda sig i hur medierna arbetar bör granskas varje år på EU-nivå, säger Europaparlamentets ledamöter i en resolution de antog på tisdagen. För att skydda pressfriheten och mångfalden, bör också direktivet om audiovisuella tjänster ändras och journalisternas arbetsvillkor förbättras.
Europe on Track, a Spanish youth media project, was awarded first prize at the 2013 Charlemagne Youth Prize ceremony on 7 May in Aachen University. The second prize went to the photo contest Discover Europe from Poland and the third to the Youth exchange project "The Story of my Life" from Estonia. The Charlemagne Youth Prize is awarded annually to projects that foster a shared sense of European identity and integration among young people.
EU member states should step up their joint efforts to combat corruption in sports by introducing common penalties for match-fixing, says a resolution voted on Thursday.
The deadline for the submission of applications for this year European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2013 has been prolonged until 18 February 2013. The prize is awarded to young people who have been involved in projects to promote understanding between people from different European countries.
Ungdomsgarantisystem som ser till att ingen ungdom i EU behöver gå utan jobb eller utbildning under mer än fyra månader fick starkt stöd av parlamentet på onsdagen. Ledamöterna antog en resolution som uppmanade EU-ländernas arbetsmarknadsministrar att, i februari, enas om att införa sådana system i alla EU-länder
MEPs and experts debated the growing levels of debt among sports clubs, recent corruption cases and possible remedies at Tuesday's Culture and Education Committee public hearing on "Playing by the rules: financial fair play and the fight against corruption in sport".
Plans for "youth guarantee" schemes to ensure that no young person in the EU is without a job for more than four months won strong support in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee on Tuesday. MEPs voted a resolution calling on EU employment ministers to agree in February 2013 to a Council recommendation that all member states introduce these schemes.
Four young Europeans, Ana from Spain, Elena from Italy, Ilona from Poland and Larkin from Malta, will join EU leaders in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. They won the drawing and writing contest organised by the EU institutions, in partnership with the European Youth Forum, on the occasion of the award of the Nobel Peace prize to the European Union.
The culture and education committee on Tuesday adopted the new YES EUROPE programme for youth, education and sport, merging all the EU programmes for education, training and sport and Erasmus for higher education. More than five million students, of all ages, should enjoy greater mobility and cooperation abroad thanks to €18 billion in EU funding for the years 2014 to 2020.