In June 7, 2019, the Directive (EU) 2019/790 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2019 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market and amending Directives 96/9/EC and 2001/29/EC  was entered into force. As it has been repeatedly pointed out, the Directive contains multiple problematic aspects.

At this point, the EU member states –Greece among them- now have two years, i.e. until June 7, 2021, to implement this Directive into their own national legislation.

Civil society organisations around Europe, that operate within the digital rights sector, have gathered in Warsaw between the October 11 and 13, 2019 in order to find ways to strenghten the protection of freedom of speech and the dissemination of information.

The meeting was organized by Wikimedia, Communia and the Polish organisation Centrum Cyfrowe and 25 EU member states took part in it.

Sole representative of Greece was Homo Digitalis. Mr Konstantinos Kakavoulis visited Warsaw in order to attend the meeting on our behalf.

We wholeheartedly thank the organizers for this exquisite meeting.

Please stay tuned, and keep up to date with the latest news regarding the implementation of the Directive in our country.