Press Conference, European Commission, Culture, education and youth
On 14 November, the European Commission will adopt a new Communication on state aid for films and other audiovisual works.
The Communication contains detailed criteria which define how Member States may financially support the production and distribution of films in line with EU state aid rules. It replaces the criteria which have been applied since 2001 and amends them.
The aim of the Communication is to encourage creation and cultural diversity everywhere in the European Union and to set the conditions for a successful European audiovisual sector, where cross-border productions can be set up easily.
Joaquín Almunia, Vice President of the Commission in charge of competition policy, will present the new Cinema Communication at 11:30 CET in the Commission's press room. A press release and Memo will be available on the day.