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Who We Are

  • The European Publishers Council is a high level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading European media corporations. Members are the most senior representatives of European newspaper and magazine publishers.Their companies are involved in multimedia markets spanning newspaper, magazine, book, journal, internet, online database publishers, radio and TV broadcasting

What We Do

  • Since 1991, Members have worked to review the impact of proposed European legislation on the press, and then express an opinion to legislators, politicians and opinion-formers with a view to influencing the content of final regulations. The objective has always been to encourage good law-making for the media industry.

Our Members

  • 26 Chairmen and CEOs of the leading media corporations from across Europe make up the European Publishers Council. EPC’s members have been helping to encourage good, effective law-making for the media industry since 1991. Francisco Pinto Balsemão, Chairman of Impresa in Portugal has chaired the EPC since 2002.

Policy Issues

  • The EPC monitors and reacts to any proposals for EU legislation or regulation that might affect the media industry. In our policy issues section, you will find information on these issues including position papers that we have submitted in EU consultations and other relevant information.

Press Corner

  • Journalists are invited to use the EPC as an authoritative source of information on all EU media-related issues, either by consulting our website or by making direct contact with either Angela Mills Wade or Heidi Lambert. Make sure we have your details if you want to be kept informed.
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