The European Commission conditionally approves State aid granted by Belgium to a public service broadcaster (Flemish public broadcaster VRT)

"Funding of public service broadcasting and State aid rules - two recent cases in Belgium and Ireland"*I. Introduction The present article illustrates the Commission’s State aid assessment practice concerning funding for public service broadcasters on the basis of two recent cases which were both concluded in February 2008. The cornerstones of the Commission’s assessment of the State financing of public service broadcasting were set out in the 2001 Broadcasting Communication [1] and further developed in its decision making practice [2]. The basic requirements of the EC State aid rules for the funding of public service broadcasters are the following: A clear and precise definition of the public service remit; Proper entrustment with the public service mandate and supervision that

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Nóra Tosics, Alexander Riedl, Ronald Van de Ven, The European Commission conditionally approves State aid granted by Belgium to a public service broadcaster (Flemish public broadcaster VRT), 27 February 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin Media, Art. N° 35231

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