What is a European independent ensembles? In Germany, it is a collective group where musicians are all equal. In France, it is a group of musicians gathered for a specific project around a leader, an “entrepreneur”. In Spain, it is an ensemble that renews the idea of “classical music” into a blend of so-called “art […]
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Jacques Toubon, FEVIS Chairman, introduces the European cooperation project and underlines its first achievements. He encourages all ensembles to join forces to build a common identity. This intervention was filmed at the occasion of the Classique First days, organized by BureauExport in Paris in November 2013.
A new amendment of the Customs Code was published in the Official Journal on October 31st and is to be applied from today onwards. It concerns international musicians entering the European Union with portable instruments. It is now stated that they will be free from import duties if the use on EU ground is temporary […]
FEVIS Chairman and former Minister of Culture in France, Jacques Toubon, speaks up at the occasion of the Avignon forum 2013. The following quotes sum up his intervention that you may find in French here. “We need to act. There is a need for a European policy for Culture, which implies to modify the corresponding […]
The 2013 edition of the Culture Forum organized by the European Commission will take place on November 4th-6th at BOZAR in Brussels. 1200 professionals of the cultural sector will attend this meeting, which is a key moment for all stakeholders. The programme will be articulated around three major topics: measuring the true value of […]
“Yesterday, the European Court of Justice ruled that the collection of a private copying levy on media carriers to ensure a fair compensation for artists may, under certain conditions, be compatible with EU law. According to EU law, the Member States grant, in principle, authors, performers, producers and broadcasting organizations the exclusive right to authorize […]