New ORF law: Government remains unchanged


New ORF law: Government remains unchanged

Vienna. Regarding the reform of ORF, nothing was agreed, the Minister for Media Gernot Blümel (VP) said on Thursday.


Gernot Blümel (ÖVP) Photo: APA

He rejected a report by "Kronen Zeitung" concerning a visit by FPÖ and the ÖVP "in every place which supported him.

There, the costs of the ORF from 2022 should be scrapped and the public broadcaster's conversion should be corporate. In addition, a reduction in expenditure and more freedom for private competitors are provided. The whole decision may be 'still in June ".

The financial decision had not yet fallen, says Blümel and it did not appear that there was a choice for taxes or budget. The man did not say that he could have been a bad idea. The timetable concludes a decision this year, including a series of energies at the beginning of 2020. SP spokesman SP Thomas warned against "invasion or attack". independence of the ORF with budget funding.

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