Thursday, June 29, 2006

More News from The House

It was nice to see the UK Government coming out firmly against the European Commission's proposed new Audiovisual Media Services Directive.

Creative Industries Minister, Shaun Woodward said:

"The fundamental flaw in this, even if we thought it was well intentioned, is nonetheless that it probably will not work. Critically, I see it as doing huge damage to our growth."

"We are really negative about it," he added, speaking at a Westminster Media Forum seminar. "The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced it's really a bad idea. In lots of ways it represents a very good example of where the EU goes wrong.

"[Media commissioner] Viviane Reding got it wrong, the commission got it wrong. We are right to be entirely negative about it."

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