The European Commission assesses the Eurovision system pursuant to article 81 EC

"The commission’s assessment of the Eurovision system pursuant to article 81 EC"*I INTRODUCTION The Commission exempted on 10 May 2000 the Eurovision system from 1993 until 2005. This is a new significant episode in the long and complicated history of the Commission’s assessment of the Eurovision system pursuant to article 81 EC which has been marked by the conflicting interests of European public and commercial broadcasters and the 1996 Court of First Instance’ s annulment of the Commission’s decision which exempted the Eurovision system. This article intends to give an overview of the Commission’s reasoning behind the just granted exemption. The interpretation and the legal implications of the above-mentioned ruling of the Court of First Instance are not addressed in this article. II

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Andrés Font Galarza, The European Commission assesses the Eurovision system pursuant to article 81 EC, 10 May 2000, e-Competitions May 2000, Art. N° 39286

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