2019 so far

  • European Parliament declares climate emergency (December)

  • New European Commission officially takes office (November)

  • European Commissioner for competition plans the use of interim measures in competition cases for the first time in almost two decades (October)

  • New European Commission unveiled (September)

  • First trilogue meeting to discuss the Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 (September)

  • European Parliament elects Ursula von der Leyen as new President of the European Commission (July)

  • New European Parliament comes into office (July)

  • Platform-to-Business regulation published in EU official journal. It will enter force 12 months from publication (July)

  • Finland takes over presidency of Council of the EU (July)

  • Romanian presidency event on copyright and music moves Europe (June)

  • European Commission launches Music Moves Europe structured dialogue with stakeholders (May)

  • Copyright directive published in EU official journal, opening the transposition period at national level (May)

  • European copyright directive gets full green light at EU level after Member States final approval (April)

  • European satellite and cable directive gets full green light at EU level after Member States final approval, opening the transposition period at national level (April)

  • European parliament approves final copyright directive text (March)

  • European Parliament approves trilogue text on online transmissions of broadcast (March)

  • Trilogue negotiations on the Platform-to-Business regulation have concluded (March)

  • European parliament approves new culture programme with a significant budget increase and a dedicated strand for music, for the very first time (March)

  • European parliament's Legal Affairs committee approves final compromise on copyright (February)

  • First agreement signed in Denmark under the EU Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility (February)

  • Member States approve final compromise text on copyright (February)

  • Trilogue talks on Platform-to-business regulation conclude (February)

  • European Parliament's culture committee adopts report on the future Creative Europe programme 2021-2027 (February)

  • Trilogue talks on the copyright directive conclude (February)

  • Trilogue talks on copyright resume after holiday break (Januray)

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Interview: Helen Smith "In The Hot Seat" with Larry Leblanc - copyright, Tencent, Brexit, IMPALA turning 20...

Helen Smith is in Larry Leblanc's "In The Hot Seat" on Celebrity Access to discuss IMPALA's key issues for 2020: Tencent and UMG, copyright, Brexit, IMPALA's upcoming 20th birthday and much more.