Domenico Raneri, until now responsible foroverseeing the development action line of the European Union's MEDIA Programme,has taken over from Costas Daskalakis as the interim head of the MEDIA unit inBrussels.

Although there hasn'tbeen an official unit head for MEDIA since Delmoly's exit last year, this postis now expected to be filled in the coming months.

Meanwhile, the European Parliament's CultureCommittee has adopted the report prepared by Euro MP Ruth Hieronymi for anextension of the MEDIA Programme from 2007-2013, which stressed that theaudiovisual programme's proposed budget of Euros 1.05bn would be 'theminimum required to attain the fixed objectives.'

The European Parliament is expected to acceptthe report at its plenary session on October 24.