Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, British pop icon Marianne Faithfull, Belgian singer Axelle Red and German top-selling act Herbert Grönemeyer were among the 500 personalities from the arts who

Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday, British pop icon Marianne Faithfull, Belgian singer Axelle Red and German top-selling act Herbert Grönemeyer were among the 500 personalities from the arts who were participating in the French government’s Encounter for European Culture at a May 2-3 gathering in Paris. During the meeting, they made several proposals such as an extension of the terms of copyright duration, tax breaks for artists and the need for the European Union the better recognize the place of culture and artists in society.