YPC Weekly Newsletter

2013


EU COMMISSIONER PRIORITIZES THE NEED OF MODERNISING ARMENIAN LEGISLATION ON BROADCASTING

Armenian legislation on broadcasting needs to be modernised in compliance with the recommendations of the OSCE and the Council of Europe, said Stefan Fule, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy, at a public meeting with students, media and civil society, held in Yerevan on July 10. “Human rights, democracy and fundamental freedoms will be so-called ‘essential elements’ of our new Agreement (the EU-Armenia Association Agreement, Ed. Note), in other words the absolute core that both sides must respect and promote”, Stefan Fule stressed. The EU Commissioner noted that he has discussed with government, parliamentarians and civil society the main priorities of the EU-Armenia relations, particularly: democracy, human rights, fundamental freedoms, equality, intensifying the fight against corruption, reforming governance and strengthening institutions. As an example to solve one of the issues of fundamental freedoms, Stefan Fule highlighted the need of modernising the broadcast legislation.