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Parliament ends the public broadcasting fee


Macedonian Parliament adopted the bill that abolishes the public broadcasting fee. The 4 EUR fee was paid by all households, and was used to fund the public MRT broadcaster as well as other broadcasting institutions.

According to the law, proposed by SDSM, in the future MRT will receive 0,5 percent of the annual budget, or about 14 million EUR from the current budget. MRT will also need to find additional sources of funding, such as tapping into revenue of cable operators and sales of its own programs.