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Saving cultural industries in crisis: plenary debates at the European Parliament

The European Parliament debated two reports on culture during its session in Brussels on April 9 and 10, 2008. The first, “A European Agenda for Culture in a Globalizing World,” written by Vasco Graça Moura, deals mainly with protecting Europe’s cultural heritage and suggests possible action to be taken. The second, by Guy Bono, looks at Europe’s cultural industries and ways to support them.

We invite you to read the article posted April 9 on the European Parliament website. The European Parliament writes in the introduction, “The European cultural sector employs 6 million people. Theater, cinema, music… culture makes Europe rich and binds it together. How is the cultural sector bearing up in this age of digitalization? Can it withstand technology revolutions and other phenomena such as online piracy? European MPs debate the issues today over two reports.” The article touches on all the key points in the discussions and includes hyperlinks to the reports by Guy Bono and Vasco Graça Moura.