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TRADE NEGOTIATIONS EUROPE/UNITED STATES THE EUROPEAN COALITIONS FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY SUPPORT THE PETITION OF EUROPEAN FILMMAKERS
The European Coalitions for cultural diversity support the petition European filmmakers launched in order to denounce the negotiating mandate of the European Commission drafted within the framework of the forthcoming trade negotiations between Europe and the United States.
In line with the filmmakers’ statement, the Coalitions fear the risks a draft negotiating mandate would represent for cultural diversity should it not exclude any cultural, audiovisual or cinema services. On the occasion of trade discussions with the United States, they fear the right of States to implement their own policies to support creation and culture could be jeopardized.
In this respect, Trade Commissioner Karel de Gucht’s latest commitments not to attack cultural diversity are nothing but vague promises which unfortunately confirm our fears.
Any negotiation on cultural policies would be an unacceptable set-back for Europe which should remember it has signed and ratified the 2005 UNESCO Convention on the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.
In order to defend cultural diversity, the European coalitions call upon the culture professionals all over Europe, as well as all European citizens who wish to do so, to sign this petition (https://www.lapetition.be/en-ligne/...)
They also urge each European State to defend cultural diversity by refusing, on next June 14th, to adopt a negotiating mandate which would not clearly exclude any cultural, audiovisual or cinema service.