Media freedom and pluralism are key values of the European Union as well as the preconditions for the realisation of democracy. However, in recent years concerns about the politicization of the media,...
Giuseppe Abbamonte has been the Director for Media Policy at the European Commission since 2016, in charge of Copyright law, Broadcasting law and the MEDIA programme, which provides financial support to the European audiovisual industry.
In his former positions at the European Commission, he supervised and directed the elaboration of the European Cybersecurity Strategy and a European law on network and information security. He has previously worked in the Antitrust and Consumer Protection departments of the European Commission on complex merger, State aid cases and knowledge of consumer law.
Before joining the Commission, he was an associate in an international law firm in Milan for four years (1989/1992), where he dealt mainly with commercial law and competition law. He is the author of several publications mainly in English law magazines and teaches media law to master students at the Bocconi University in Milan.