EIBF WELCOMES THE CONFIRMATION OF THE NEW COMMISSION

The European & International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – warmly welcomes the outcome of yesterday’s vote at the European Parliament, confirming the von der Leyen Commission.

EIBF WELCOMES THE ECOFIN UNANIMOUS DECISION ON REDUCED VAT RATES FOR E-PUBLICATIONS

The European & International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – warmly welcomes the unanimous decision of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) of 2 October, which will allow Member States who so wish to apply reduced rates of VAT to electronic publications, including e-books

FRANCOISE DUBRUILLE WILL BE STEPPING DOWN FROM HER POSITION AS EIBF DIRECTOR ON 18 APRIL 2019, AFTER AN 18-YEAR CAREER WITH EIBF

Discussing her decision, Fran Dubruille said she has “very much enjoyed” her time with EIBF, but added that this was the right moment to move on and concentrate on other projects.

UK SOCIALIST BOOKSHOP ATTACKED BY FAR-RIGHT PROTESTERS: EIBF FULLY SUPPORTS THE BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION OF THE UK & IRELAND STATEMENT

Last Sunday, far-right protesters attacked Bookmarks Bookshop, UK largest socialist bookshop, located in Bloomsbury Street.

JEAN-LUC TREUTENAERE APPOINTED EIBF CO-PRESIDENT FOR A SECOND MANDATE

The European and International Booksellers Federation – EIBF – is delighted to announce that its former co-President, Jean-Luc Treutenaere, has been appointed for a second mandate starting as of mid-May.

Boosting the EU culture budget – A call from Europe’s cultural & creative sectors

The European Commission is currently preparing its proposal for the next MFF (multi-annual financial framework), to be published 2nd May.

The European & International Booksellers Federation is against the use of closed generic TLD by commercial entities

The European and International Booksellers Federation, EIBF, represents Booksellers Associations in the European Union and in the world.

Platform Statement on strong budget for Creative Europe

The European Platform on the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries advocates for a strong budget for Creative Europe

EBF CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONSULTATION REVIEW OF EXISTING LEGISLATION ON VAT REDUCED RATES

The full contribution can be found in attachment. 

EBF AND FEP JOINT STATEMENT FOR ROUND TABLE ON E-BOOKS WITH VICE-PRESIDENT NEELIE KROES ON 26 JUNE

The European book sector is the first cultural industry in Europe with an estimated turnover of 40 billion euros(i). The European book sector employs several hundreds of thousands of highly skilled European citizens. Most of multinational book publishing companies are Europe-based.

EBF contribution to the European Green Paper on the Future of VAT

EBF believes that any reform of the VAT system should take into account the following principles: