AER’s comments to the European Commission’s public consultation on Digital Levy

The Association of European Radios (AER) is the Europe-wide trade body for commercial radio, representing the interests of companies operating over 5,000 commercial radio stations to the EU Institutions. AER promotes the development of commercially-funded radio broadcasting in Europe, by ensuring a fair and sustainable economic framework for radio so it can continue to thrive. […]

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10 Confidence building measures for platforms to deliver verifiable and tangible actions to tackle disinformation online

Europe has announced that it will be stepping up its efforts in the fight against online disinformation and publish guidance to strengthen the Code of Practice on disinformation. We call on the Commission to enshrine the following CONFIDENCE building measures in the upcoming Guidance. This is an opportunity for the EU to deliver high standards, effective monitoring and […]

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AER response to the public consultation on a Proposal for an initiative on greater transparency in sponsored political content and other supporting measures

Commercial radio provides significant social and public value, reaching large and diverse audiences across Europe. Its mix of music, news, entertainment and speech is highly valued by listeners who constantly identify radio as the most trusted medium in Europe[1]. Political advertising on radio and other broadcast platforms must follow strict regulatory obligations adopted at national […]

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AER comments on the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) Draft Opinion on a Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP)

AER supports a multi-platform future for commercial radio: ensuring reception of terrestrial free-to-air analogue and digital broadcasting, complemented by online transmission, is crucial to maintain a healthy radio market in Europe. To this end, spectrum capacity for the sub 700 MHz band should be secured for radio, through frequency allocation decisions taken at national level, […]

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Celebrating the resilience of radio on World Radio Day 2021

Stefan Möller, President, Association of European Radio (AER) Based on the interview with the Croatian Radio Forum on World Radio Day 13 February 2021 “The world as we know is changing. The worldwide crisis did speed up the ongoing development. Radio adapted well during the crisis even though commercial radio took a heavy hit from […]

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AER is looking for an experienced and highly motivated EU Policy Manager who can drive AER advocacy activities, build trusted and long-lasting partnerships with key EU stakeholders, promote AER positions and influence key EU dossiers in the fields of media, advertising, digital and competition, copyright, spectrum. Main responsibilities: Under the Secretary General direction and the […]

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Commercial radio reacts to the publication of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) proposals

Brussels, 15 December 2020// Commercial radio broadcasters from across Europe have welcomed the European Commission’s ambition to set strong rules for regulating large online tech platforms. The proposals for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA) represent a significant step towards making the online world safer and fairer environment, for consumers and […]

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Private and Public broadcasters united against the negative impacts of global online platforms on Europe’s democracies, cultural diversity and media plurality

Ahead of the publication of new legislation addressing the responsibilities of global online platforms, AER together with European broadcasting associations representing thousands of public and commercial media outlets and radio and TV sales houses, speak out together for the adoption of meaningful EU laws reflecting the impact global online platforms have on democracy, investment in European […]

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Make culture central in the EU Recovery – Open letter from the CCS

Following the initiative of Culture Action Europe, AER, together with over 100 pan-European cultural and creative sector’s associations, co-signs a joint letter calling the European Commission as well as Heads of State and Government, Ministers for European Affairs and Ministers for Culture, to protect culture as part of the coronavirus recovery plans and dedicate at […]

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