European Publishers Council (EPC)

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Lobbying costs:

WARNING: As this organisation lists one or more EP accredited lobbyists, it is highly improbable that its lobbying costs are lower than €10,000.

WARNING: The lobbying costs declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.

400,000€ - 499,999€

Financial year: 01/01/2019 - 01/12/2019

Lobbyists declared: 2.5 FTE (5)

WARNING: The number of full time equivalent lobbyists declared by this organisation are extraordinarily high and may therefore have been over-declared.


Lobbyists with EP accreditation: 0

Meetings with European Commission: 42

Lobbying costs over the years:


European Publishers Council (EPC)

Registration on EU Transparency Register

4456380381-30 (First registered: 09 Sep 2008)

Goals / Remit

The European Publishers Council (EPC) is a high-level group of Chairmen and CEOs of leading media groups representing companies which are active in news media, television, radio, digital marketplaces, journals, e-Learning, databases and books delivering a diverse range of quality, independent content across different platforms and devices to citizens across the EU and globally. We have been communicating with Europe’s legislators since 1991 on issues that affect the health and viability of journalistically driven media and publishing companies which uphold the freedom of expression, media diversity, and democratic debate in the European Union.


Digital Single Market Platform economy Copyright Enforcement eCommerce Broadcasting Media Pluralism and Freedom of Expression Competition Policy Data Protection Big Data Artificial Intelligence Cyber Security VAT Harmonization Education and eLearning Net Neutrality Freedom to Advertise Internet Security and Regulation Access to major events and sports rights


Head office:
43 Avenue des Arts
Brussels B1040

Tel: 32 22311299