French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has called for EU leaders to heed a "wake-up call" on a plan to tax US technology giants, amid signs of growing resistance to the French-led initiative
It has been dubbed one of the most brutal lobbying wars in Brussels history, pitting media firms and Paul McCartney on one side against Big Tech and internet freedom denizens on the other.
The cost of war reporting and investigative journalism is becoming prohibitive for media outlets, campaigners have warned.
Leading journalists from more than 20 countries join a call for European MPs to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news content.
Europe's new data protection rules take effect imminently but almost half of the Union's member states could fail to implement them.