the increase in The broadcasting contribution has taken an important hurdle: The Prime Ministers of all sixteen German Federal States have signed the new broadcasting funding state contract. The state Chancellery of Saxony-Anhalt announced in Magdeburg. The law must now be ratified by the state parliaments before it can enter into force. The contract provides for an increase in the broadcasting contribution to 86 cents on 18,36 euros per month from January 2021 onwards.
The countries ' leaders had agreed in March to follow up on the recommendation of the Commission for determining the financial needs of broadcasters (Kef). The Land of Saxony-Anhalt, contained at the time of the vote. The Prime Minister Reiner Haseloff (CDU), pointed at his signature in a log note again explicitly in this abstention. "This signature is to allow the sixteen länder parliaments incumbent decision", - stated in the memo continues.Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 08:19