2022 LUX Audience Award

Quo Vadis Aida

During a ceremony on Saturday, the three films shortlisted for the 2022 LUX Audience Award were revealed at the European Film Awards in Berlin. Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education Sabine Verheyen (EPP, DE) said: “European cinema is a mirror of our society. It is one of the easiest ways to communicate our…

ECJ Dismisses The Peoples’ Case

The European Court of Justice announced its judgement in the landmark “People’s Case” initiated by 10 families and the indigenous Saami youth organisation whose fundamental rights are affected by the climate crisis. The Court decided to uphold the decision of the first instance court (European General Court) and to dismiss the case on procedural grounds….

The European Audience Film Award “LUX”

On Saturday 5th September, Sabine Verheyen, Chair of Parliament’s Culture Committee unveiled the details of the revamped LUX award, from now on to be called “LUX— the European Audience Film Award”. “Until now, LUX filmography has emotionally echoed our political work on environment, migration, fighting poverty and inequalities as well as on democracy and pluralism….

Recovery Plan For Culture and Media Businesses Key

Rebuilding the hard-hit cultural and media sectors in post-COVID-19 Europe must be a major objective in the EU’s recovery plan, MEPs said in a debate on Monday. In their discussion with Commissioners Mariya Gabriel and Thierry Breton, Culture and Education Committee MEPs stressed that the damage to the cultural and creative sector – especially for…

Aid for Media and Culture Sectors Needed

Europe's Cultural Sector Needs Support

Additional EU action is needed to make sure EU help reaches the ravaged media and culture sectors, say EP Culture committee members. The culture and creative sector in the EU – especially individual creators and SMEs – and the media sector are being decimated by the crisis. The European Union must therefore do more to…