1 Amendments of Sabine VERHEYEN related to 2018/2024(BUD)

Amendment 18 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. In the light of the seriously deteriorating situation of press and media freedom in Europe, calls for the existence of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom in Florence (CMPF) and the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom in Leipzig (ECPMF) to be safeguarded for the remainder of the MFF and for additional funding to be made available in 2019; notes that these centres complement each other perfectly in their activities and urges the Commission to guarantee them a long- term financing basis in the next MFF to enable them to develop as independently as possible as effective European instruments to safeguard media freedom and media pluralism and provide journalists in hazardous situations with tailor-made assistance and support;
Committee: CULT