16 May, 2023

Liberal culture ministers discuss media freedom ahead of EYCS Council

ALDE Party hosted a meeting of liberal culture ministers ahead of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council of the EU on 16 May 2023. The meeting was moderated by ALDE Party Vice-President Kira Rudik MP 

The participants discussed and shared views on the items on the EYCS Council agenda, such as the upcoming European Media Freedom Act, and the need for liberals to ensure media freedom in Europe and fight against disinformation in the context of the war in Ukraine.  

List of participants: 

  • Heidy Purga, Minister of Culture (Reformeriakond, Estonia) 
  • Dr. Jens Brandenburg, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Education and Research (FDP, Germany) 
  • Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (Fianna Fáil, Ireland) 
  • Simonas Kairys, Minister of Culture (Liberalų sąjūdis, Lithuania) 
  • Monica Semedo MEP, Renew Europe  
  • Kira Rudik MP, ALDE Party Vice-President (Golos, Ukraine)  

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