About: Jean-Marie Cavada

Digital 12-12-2018

Shadow rapporteurs take stand against Parliament’s handling of copyright directive

Shadow rapporteurs on the controversial copyright directive are frustrated that the European Parliament does not have a unified position on disputed Articles 11 and 13, with one MEP telling EURACTIV that Parliament has been conducting institutional negotiations without a text fully agreed on by shadows.
Politics 24-11-2017

EU mandatory register for lobbyists, a baby step towards full transparency

Over time, the business of influence has been honed into a fine art in Western democracies. But that art is becoming increasingly regulated, even if the average citizen perceives lobbyists as cigar-smoking men in suits wining and dining lawmakers to gain an unfair advantage.

French lawmakers protect whistleblowers, urge EU to follow suit

French MPs on Tuesday (8 November) voted to strengthen legal protection for whistleblowers, as MEPs pushed the Commission to take action at European level. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital 27-05-2016

Member states agree to let subscribers use Netflix when they travel in the EU

EU countries struck a deal on a draft bill that would allow residents to use digital subscriptions like Netflix when they travel to other member states.
Digital 17-06-2015

MEPs vote to protect geo-blocking from copyright reform

MEPs have watered down the report by Pirate Party member Julia Reda on copyright reform, refusing to accept the harmonisation of exceptions and asking the Commission to rethink the question of geo-blocking. EURACTIV France reports
Languages & Culture 13-03-2015

Private copying levy in EU’s firing line

The private copying levy, invented in France in the 1980s and now commonplace across the EU, is a subject of friction between rights holders and distributors. Critics highlight the system's lack of transparency and unequal application across the EU. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 10-03-2015

Copyright reform or cultural nightmare?

The European Commission sees copyright as an obstacle to the Digital Single Market, but the cultural world is gearing up to defend itself against what it perceives as a threat to an important source of its funding. EURACTIV France reports
EU Priorities 2020 11-06-2014

Former journalists take on new MEP roles

The May EU elections catapulted a number of journalists-turned-politicians into the European Parliament. As the gap between the EU institution and the citizen remains huge, will they do a better job at "communicating Europe"?. The EURACTIV Network reports.
Public Affairs 27-05-2014

French politicians criticise media for lack of information about the EU

French MEPs are reflecting on how EU affairs and information have been treated by the French media during the campaign, especially on TV, EURACTIV France reports.
Languages & Culture 08-02-2010

Lawmaker: ‘Cultural economy’ to reward creators

The EU should pay more attention to the content placed in the media and take into account concentration issues and financial support for filmmakers, argues French MEP Jean-Marie Cavada. The chair of the European Parliament's newly-established media intergroup spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

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