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Title: Commission Vice-President Kroes welcomes amendments to Hungarian Media Law
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Publisher: European Commission
Files: Media Commission Vice-President Kroes welcomes amendments to Hungarian Media Law.pdf
Abstract: This European Union press release highlights the positive response by Neelie Kroes, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Agenda, to the amendments which the Hungarian authorities agreed to introduce to their Media Constitution and Media Act. According to the press release, "these amendments concern all four issues where Vice-President Kroes had expressed serious doubts that the current law [..] was not compliant with EU law." The press release describes the four issues, comprising the "disproportionate application of rules on balanced information, application of fines to broadcasters legally established and authorised in other Member States, rules on registration and authorisation of media service providers and rules against offending individuals, minorities or majorities". The same day, Neelie Kroes would present the agreement with the Hungarian government to introduce such amendments at a debate of the European Parliament.
Publication/ adoption date: 2011-02-16
Language: English
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