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Political Memory: Manolis MAVROMMATIS, former MEP

{{#icon:ManolisMavrommatis.jpg|Manolis MAVROMMATIS}}

General Data

Functions in European Parliament

  • 21/07/2004 - 21/07/2004 : Committee on Culture and Education (Member)
  • 22/07/2004 - 30/01/2007 : Committee on Culture and Education (Vice-Chairman)
  • 22/07/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Development (Substitute)
  • 13/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Petitions (Member)
  • 15/09/2004 - 13/07/2009 : Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China (Member)
  • 31/01/2007 - 31/01/2007 : Committee on Culture and Education (Member)
  • 01/02/2007 - 13/07/2009 : Committee on Culture and Education (Vice-Chairman)

Curriculum Vitae

  • Graduate in sociology and international and public relations (University of Rome, 1964)
  • Sports editor of VIMA, NEA and OMADA newspapers and correspondent for foreign newspapers
  • Radio and TV journalist covering major sports events (Olympic games, world and European football championships) and events of political and cultural significance
  • Member of the Union of Foreign Press Correspondents in Greece
  • Secretary-General of the International Confederation of Sports Correspondents (football)
  • Member of the broadcasting media committee of the international Olympic committee (IOC)
  • Member of the IOC International Olympic Academy (1994-2001)
  • Secretary-General of the football committee of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) from 1992
  • Head of the Press and Communications Section of the Athens 2004 Olympic Committee
  • Author of 'The Bosnan Case'
  • Director of short films entered in the Thessalonika, Berlin, Monte Carlo and Salerno Festivals
  • Translation and production of plays and production of radio and television plays and series
  • Journalism award from Botsi foundation
  • International 'Abdi', 'Ipektsi' award





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02/09/2008 Telecoms Package Plenary Speeches

Madam President, as rapporteur of the opinion of the Commission Culture, I would like to point out that it is extremely important to address copyright as a fundamental right.

Everybody, especially legislators, must bear in mind that if intellectual creation is not protected and if, in the name of safeguard of personal data, the legitimate rights of authors is ignored, then artistic content available to users will be reduced.

Piracy and illegal distribution of music and films on the Internet is a reality which nobody can deny. However, in another state of technology, losers are the creators, who - whether we like it or not - are the source of material offered.

Therefore, for the Committee on Culture, I invite all Members of all committees and political groups to protect European creativity and thereby preserve the artistic content available in new media.