Media freedom high on European agenda
Media freedom and freedom of expression in the enlargement countries were topics of joint discussion between the Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes responsible for the Digital Agenda including media policy and Commissioner Štefan Füle with President of the European Parliament Jerzy Buzek on 15 November in Strasbourg. They focused on how to best foster Freedom of Expression in the existing legal framework. "The European Commission considers freedom of expression to be one of the pillars of democracy and is convinced that high standards to protect media freedom need to be in place in all countries," Mr Füle stated during the meeting.
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