Media Freedom Act: German states criticize Jourová sharply

The dispute over the European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) is entering a decisive phase. On Monday, the responsible EU Commissioner Věra Jourová will discuss her draft for the first time with the culture ministers of the 27 EU countries. “I guess I will hear a lot of howevers,” she said at a media conference in Brussels on Friday. Most member states agree in principle with the goals of the European Media Freedom Act, she said, but have reservations about EU-wide regulation. She expects resistance from Germany in particular, Jourová said. “The Germans tell me: we have a robust system, don’t touch it!”

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