TV viewer with a remote control, via dts
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Minister of Culture Robra: Check corona consequences for broadcasting

Saxony-Anhalt's Minister of Culture Rainer Robra (CDU), who is also head of the State Chancellery, expects the commission to determine the financial needs of broadcasters (KEF) to examine the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic for the financing of public service broadcasting.

"I expect the KEF to make a statement later in 2020 about how the pandemic will affect the institution's income and expenditure as a result of the change in the economic situation," he told Die Welt. The background is that the CDU parliamentary group in Saxony-Anhalt has so far refused to increase the radio contribution by 86 cents per month.

Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) signed the state treaty on media change in mid-June, but put it on record that he did not have a majority in the state parliament for the increase. Backing for the position of the CDU comes from Berlin. “We have millions of people on short-time work, thousands of people have already lost their jobs, we are facing a deep recession. In a crisis like this, you can't just increase your contributions. ” Müller thinks it would be good if the broadcasters would not increase the price themselves. So the deputies in the state parliaments must now decide on the waiver, ”said Stefan Müller, parliamentary director of the CSU state group in the Bundestag, the“ world ”.

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