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P R O T O C O L

 


 

On the System of Public Broadcasting in the Member States


THE HIGH CONTRACTING PARTIES,

 

CONSIDERING that the system of public broadcasting in the Member States is directly related to the democratic, social and cultural needs of each society and to the need to preserve media pluralism;

 

HAVE AGREED UPON the following interpretative provisions, which shall be annexed to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

 

The provisions of the Treaty establishing the European Community shall be without prejudice to the competence of Member States to provide for the funding of public service broadcasting and insofar as such funding is granted to broadcasting organisations for the fulfilment of the public service remit as conferred, defined and organised by each Member State, and insofar as such funding does not affect trading conditions and competition in the Community to an extent which would be contrary to the common interest, while the realisation of the remit of that public service shall be taken into account.

 

 

Protocol to the Amsterdam Treaty June 1997 on public service broadcasting.