Article reveals “strong-arming” lobbying concerns in regards to press publishers’ right

14 May 2018

An article published by NewEurope raises concerns about the roles of certain German publishers, and the German Christian Democratic Party (CDU) in lobbying for the proposed press publishers’ right. The article outlines how, despite controversy, the proposed right has been moved through the EU mostly by members of the CDU. Furthermore, the article highlights how large German publishers (such as Axel Springer SE) have potentially influenced discussions, leading to under-representation of smaller enterprises (who are more wary of the introduction of the proposed right).