UNESCO WORLD BOOK CAPITAL CITY TO BE APPOINTED ON 22 JUNE 2016 – EIBF REITERATES THE NEED OF A FULL RESPECT OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

On 22 June, Unesco, with the help of an Advisory Committee composed of the IPA, International Publishers Federation and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations, will appoint World Book Capital – WBC – 2018.

EIBF WELCOMES THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL AFFAIRS COUNCIL ON THE COMMISSION’S VAT ACTION PLAN

The European & International Booksellers Federation- EIBF – is delighted that the Ecofin Council, at its meeting of 26 May, expressed its full support to the lines of action proposed by the Commission in its VAT Action Plan published on 7 April.

EIBF WELCOMES COMMISSION’S DRAFT REGULATION ON GEO-BLOCKING

The European & International Booksellers Federation- EIBF – has noted with interest the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on geo-blocking made public today. We welcome the fact that laws of Member States will be applied with respect to sales of books.

EIBF DELEGATION MEETS WITH JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

On Monday 4 April, a delegation of members from the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) had the honour of meeting the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, and discussing with him the future and sustainability of bookselling within the Digital single M

RENCONTRE ENTRE EIBF ET JEAN CLAUDE JUNCKER, PRESIDENT DE LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE

Le lundi 4 avril, une délégation de membres de la Fédération Européenne et Internationale des Libraires (EIBF) a eu l’honneur de rencontrer le président de la Commission Européenne, v pour échanger avec lui sur le futur et le maintien de la vente de livres dans le cadre de la stratégie pour le ma

Contribution of EBF to the consultation regarding the application of the Directive 2004/48/EC on the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of the enforcement of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers. Furthermore, in reason of the shift to digitization and new digital business models, booksellers will de facto guarantee the proper enforcem

Copyright – EBF Statement of Principles

Although booksellers are not usually the rights holders, they support the concept of copyright as passionately as authors and publishers.

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

Joint EBF and FEP Contribution to the European Commission Consultation on the future EU Culture Programme

EBF Contribution to the Consultation on Future EU Culture Programme

In its contribution, EBF underlines that booksellers are both commercial entities, employing over half a million people in Europe, and cultural agents, providing the public with unbiased, reliable and informed advice and promoting literacy and reading – the funda

CAMPAIGN AGAINST CULTURAL FLAT RATE

A proposal to apply what its sponsors called a “cultural flat rate” was defeated recently in the European Parliament.