ENPA, the European Newspaper Publishers Association, is poised to
appoint a full-time lobbyist, to promote its political profile and the
interests of European newspapers.
Speculation of an appointment is rife, following criticism by the
Newspaper Society - which represents the interests of publishers of
regional and local newspapers in the UK - that the ENPA is at risk of
becoming ‘unfocused’ and ‘overly bureaucratic’.
In its proposals for the forthcoming ENPA General Assembly on 18
October, the Newspaper Society has highlighted the need for the
ENPA to redefine its priorities, functioning more as a lobbying
organisation and less as a trade body.
One of the key issues to be resolved at the forthcoming assembly, said
Newspaper Society director David Newell, is whether the current ENPA
director, Michel Van-Straeten, can combine running the association with