Copyright one of the 10 priorities of the European Commission

In a letter sent on 12 November to the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and to the Prime Minister of Italy and President of the Council of the European Union Matteo Renzi, the European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker and First Vice-President Frans Timmermans have defined the ten priorities for the Commission’s 2015 working programme. The second priority identified is a “Connected Single Market” within which two initiatives are foreseen: an “ambitious reform of the telecoms market” and a “proposal on copyright reform”.

The letter echoes earlier announcements made by Jean-Claude Juncker himself and his digital Commissioners Andrus Ansip and Günther Oettinger on their wish to prepare a reform of copyright at EU level, the exact timeline and the content of the reform being unknown today.
In his letter, Jean-Claude Juncker also stresses the need to strengthen the mechanisms of cooperation between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to ensure that future legislative proposals will be fast-tracked.

The letter, disclosed by EurActiv, is available here.