Saxony-Anhalt could tilt the increase in the licence contributions - but the Prime Minister wants to sign up

A government spokesman confirmed to the dpa, Haseloff will be. on the Prime Ministers ' conference next Wednesday (17 June) sign. tension had been expected,

Saxony-Anhalt could tilt the increase in the licence contributions - but the Prime Minister wants to sign up

A government spokesman confirmed to the dpa, Haseloff will be. on the Prime Ministers ' conference next Wednesday (17 June) sign.

tension had been expected, as Haseloff would behave. In March, the country leaders had jointly decided that the broadcasting fee is the first increase since 2009, from $ 17.50 to 86 cents on 18,36 EUR. Saxony-Anhalt was included at that time as a single state.

"it is Not the Prime Minister, but the 1800 or so members to decide"

the signature of the head of government don't agree with it, per se, of the planned increase in the contribution rate, said the spokesman. He just wanted to make, out of respect for the legislature, the path for the further parliamentary process. After the signature of all the country leaders have yet to agree, without exception, all 16 countries ' parliaments, so that the increase can come to the January 2021. "It is not the Prime Minister, but the 1800 or so members decide," said Robra in the Parliament.

The state Parliament in Saxony-Anhalt is regarded as a shaky candidate. In the black-red-green coalition, there is no Unity: the SPD and the greens would agree to the increase, despite the points of criticism. The CDU-fraction blocking it. The CDU is not enough, the austerity efforts of the ARD, ZDF and Germany radio so far, the Conservatives do not want to agree to. Also, the Opposition from the Left and the AfD is opposed to it. The final decision on the Treaty in the national parliaments is expected in the autumn.

The other two government parties SPD and the greens stressed on Friday in Parliament the importance of institutions for the society. The value of ARD, ZDF and Germany radio was not on their cost, but their value for the company, said the SPD media expert Holger Hövelmann. Green parliamentary group boss Cornelia Lüddemann cited as an example of the importance of the high ratings of "the daily show" to the beginning of the Corona pandemic.

Public broadcasting should "shrink healthy"

The CDU faction will not support the increase yet, however. The Conservatives accuse the Public, not economical enough with the contributions of deal and keep some broadcasters for too big. The system of public broadcasting must "shrink healthy", said the media policy spokesman of the CDU parliamentary group Markus Kurze.

The AfD criticized, among other things, the amount of the salaries of the artistic Director. The Parliamentary Secretary of the AfD group, Robert Farle, accused the public broadcasting service in addition to a biased reporting on US President Donald Trump.

The Left known to the Public, does not want to agree to the increase at the moment. The media policy spokesman of the group, Stefan Gebhardt, reasoned that, among other things, with "exorbitant salaries". The CDU and the Left in Saxony-Anhalt from closing at the same time, not completely, to support the state contract at a later point.

Also in the regional parliaments in Thuringia and Saxony there was skepticism against the increase, here are the consent, it is now considered likely.

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Updated Date: 12 June 2020, 10:27

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