It is with great regret that the AEJ has learned of the decision to proceed with the closure of Presseurop on Dec. 20th. We said in June we had misgivings about the stated terms of the new media tender, but that in no way implied criticism of Presseurop and we fully endorse the recent audit by Deloitte which recommended that the Commission continue the project.
At our recent Congress in Brussels we began a debate about future modalities for public funding of media, and many viewpoints were aired on the subject. The AEJ and its national sections remain engaged on the topic and on all aspects of EU policy affecting the media, and are ready to contribute as pan-european journalists to further deliberations.
Eileen Dunne (President), Tibor Macak (General Secretary), William Horsley (Media Freedom Representative) Peter Kramer (Brussels Representative).