EU Council agrees Copyright Directive position

25 May 2018

At the COREPER meeting of 25 May 2018, the EU Council agreed its position on the draft Copyright Directive. By adopting this position, this effectively serves as a mandate for the Bulgarian Presidency to start negotiations with the European Parliament (once their own position has been agreed, anticipated 20/21 June 2018). The position was reportedly approved without the support of Germany, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Belgium, or Hungary.