No political consensus in 2018  17/12/2018 by Tom Hirche

The last trilogue negotiations for this year between representatives of European Parliament, European Commission and European Council took place last week. Again, an overall agreement could not be reached.

On 12th September 2018, the European Parliament had held its second vote on the upcoming copyright directive. Since then, the three EU institutions are trying to agree on the final wording in closed door negotiations (trilogue). But even after three months, there are still a few open questions left that need further discussion.

According to POLITICO, one of them is how to deal with snippets of press publications when it comes to Article 11, the destructive ancillary copyright for press publishers. But this also means that this new publishers' right will definitely come – with or without a special provision for snippets.

The next and "final" open ended trilogue negotiation is scheduled for 14th January 2019 after the Romanian Presidency (Council) has started its work.

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