Heike Raab on the dispute between the states over the radio license price | EUROtoday

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There are state governments that reject greater broadcasting charges. The KEF price fee is proposing a rise. State Secretary Heike Raab (SPD) says what follows from this.

Almost a 12 months in the past, the Broadcasting Commission held a closed assembly to reform public broadcasting. What of the selections made there have been applied to this point?

We tackled three main thematic blocks in Deidesheim in January 2023. These are digitalization and strengthening high quality, extra environment friendly use of contribution funds and good governance. More than 35 conferences and a number of other workshops have now been held on the specialist stage and proposals have been developed. We additionally acquired a variety of enter from the establishments, the KEF, but additionally from associations. So we now have a variety of concerns and concepts from which to attract our conclusions. We drew the primary ones in Frankfurt am Main in October. There are additionally makes an attempt by the broadcasters to implement the calls for of the Broadcasting Commission. The creation of a typical platform is making nice progress. When it involves the query of how extra effectivity may be achieved, notably by extra cooperation within the establishments, the positions of the federal states are converging. In order to implement good governance, two state treaties have already been ratified in 2023. But right here too we now have additional concerns.