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“We are 100 percent in line with the Future Council”: Kai Gniffke is SWR director and ARD chairman
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In a number of days, the KEF charge fee will suggest how excessive the broadcasting charge ought to rise. What occurs then? We ask ARD chairman Kai Gniffke.

If the KEF proposes a rise within the broadcasting charge on February twenty third and this proposal is just not applied in a state treaty, is it conceivable so that you can forego going to the Constitutional Court?

There are too many “ifs” within the query for me. The advice shall be out there on February twenty third, after which there shall be a legally regulated process that has confirmed profitable to this point. We will stick with that.

In its 2021 ruling, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that the contribution of 18.36 euros will stay in impact till a brand new state treaty is concluded. If the states don’t fulfill their obligation, the establishments can complain. But you don't must. That leaves one possibility open for you.