On 19 May 2022, the European Commission authorised the French regime to support the pluralism of online press services for political and general information.

Decree no. 2021-1666 of 15 December 2021 instituting this aid entered into force on 19 June 2022. Applications for this year’s grant will be available on the Ministry of Culture website until July 15, 2022.

The scheme, which is part of the “press” plan, presented by the President of the Republic on 27 August 2020, has an annual budget of €4 million.

This aid is intended to support the development of exclusively online and recognized political and general information press services: by supporting their editorial expenses, it promotes access to as many people as possible to a pluralistic and quality press, which contributes to the vitality of democratic debate. The creation of this aid also contributes to the modernization of press aid and its adaptation to new uses.