Comment Neelie (Kroes)

Making speeches talk

Comment Neelie
[...] In the case of Hungary, we were criticised for only pushing through so-called "technical" changes to the media law. Personally, I don't consider these mere technicalities: rules on offensive and balanced content, on prior registration of media outlets, and on sanctions are highly relevant to the practice of journalism. But, clearly, the Commission could threaten infringement action only on matters within its legal competence, and the underlying concerns are considerably wider than this.