France abolishes broadcast license fee

France abolishes broadcast license fee

Citizens in France will save 138 euros per year in the future: because the broadcast fee is history.

The French Parliament has decided to abolish broadcasting fees. The Senate on Thursday evening approved a related legislative proposal for a supplementary budget. In the afternoon, it was already approved by the National Assembly as the second house of Parliament.

In the future, public broadcasting will be financed, among other things, as part of a value-added tax – but only until the end of 2024. For the period after that, the government will have to submit a separate financing plan.

So far 138 euros per year

The radio license fee in France is currently 138 euros per year. This is for all homes that have televisions. President Emmanuel Macron announced the abolition of fees during the election campaign. He wanted to counteract the increased cost of living.

With the adoption of a supplementary budget by Parliament, nearly ten billion euros have also been secured, with the French state seeking to fully nationalize indebted energy giant EDF again – to proceed with nuclear expansion, among other things. For.

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