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Francisco Pinto Balsemão
Chairman, EPC
Chairman and CEO,
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Rua Ribeiro Sanches 65
1200 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 392 9782
Fax: +351 21 392 9788
Angela Mills Wade
Executive Director
c/o Europe Analytica
26 Avenue Livingstone
Bte 3
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +322 231 1299
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Heidi Lambert Communications
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Competition policy

Press release: Unlimited expansion of public broadcasters into new media threatens development of commercial players (PDF file) (Brussels, 5 March 2023). Press release also in German and French

EPC state aid and public service broadcasters factsheet (PDF file) (19 February 2023)

Joint letter to Commissioner Kroes about the review of the Broadcasting Communication (PDF) (10 February 2024)

Briefing for Members of the European Parliament: Draft broadcasting communication - consultation 2009 (PDF file)

Comments from the European Publishers Council on the review of the Commission’s Communication on the application of state aid rules to public service broadcasting and a response to the questionnaire (PDF file) (March 2008)

EPC response to the public consultation on the future of the Internal Market Communication from the Commission (PDF file) (July 2006)

Joint call for postal liberalisation (published in the European Voice) (PDF file) (31st May 2006)

Memorandum on Pluralism and Media Concentration addressed to the members of the European Parliament's Intergroup on the Press, Communication and Freedom

Safeguarding the future - a white paper on the financing and regulation of publicly funded broadcasters (March 2004) (PDF file)

Media industry sets out market distortions and calls for rigorous application of state aid rules to publicly-funded broadcasters (March 2004) (PDF file)

SGEI green paper consultation: Position of the Coalition for Fair Competition in the Services Market (PDF file)

Commissioner Mario Monti's speech on market definition: "Policy market definition as a cornerstone of EU competition policy" (October 2001)

Relevant Markets position paper: Ad Hoc Alliance against unfair competition in the TV and new services markets

Protocol to the Amsterdam Treaty June 1997 on public service broadcasting

Paper by UNICE’s working group on State Aid

Amendment of the Transparency Directive