On 29th June 2023, the 19th ERGA plenary meeting took place in Naples. Members gathered to take stock of ERGA’s work, in a crucial year for the European legislative framework regarding the media sector. They exchanged with the European Commission on current policy initiatives and adopted statements on the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) and on the Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising, highlighting their crucial importance for ERGA and media regulators.
ERGA statement “ERGA welcomes the co–legislators’ progress and reiterates its priorities for a reinforced EMFA” (June 2023)
ERGA statement on the ongoing trilogue negotiations on the Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising (June 2023)
ERGA report on the first year of the Strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation (June 2023)
On the 23th February 2023, on the occasion of the UNESCO Global Conference “Internet for Trust”, ERGA Chair Giacomo Lasorella, signed a joint Declaration together with other networks of regulators.
On December 1st, ERGA members met for the group’s bi-annual meeting taking stock of the last year’s activities and preparing the work for the coming year.
On the 25th November 2022, ERGA adopted its position paper on the European Commission’s proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). This major legislative project aims at protecting media freedom, pluralism and independence as well as ensuring a well-functioning internal market for media in the EU. European citizens need to access an independent and pluralistic media offer in order to form their opinions and thus effectively participate in the democratic life.
On the 27th of October the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been published in the Official Journal of the EU. ERGA and its members welcome this important step that led to the entry into force of the new rules on the 16th of November.
The European Commission published on 16th of September its proposal for a European Media Freedom Act (EMFA), a major legislative project. European citizens who have access to free and pluralistic media can form their informed opinions and fruitfully participate in democratic debate. In this regard, a well-functioning internal market for media is essential and can help foster media freedom and pluralism.
On 21st June 2022, the 17th ERGA plenary meeting took place in Brussels as the first in person meeting of the group in two years. Members gathered to take stock of ERGA’s work, in a crucial year for the legislative framework regarding the media sector. They exchanged views with the European Commission on current policy initiatives, for instance the upcoming European Media Freedom Act and the recently published strengthened Code of Practice on Disinformation.
ERGA has published its statement on the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the transparency and targeting of political advertising. ERGA members fully support the approach of the European Commission imposing obligations on the whole value chain of political advertising as well as its ambition to ensure fair and transparent campaigns, both online and offline.