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TV licence fees in Poland likely to be scrapped next year: senior official

PR dla Zagranicy
Alicja Baczyńska 14.01.2018 09:00
Licence fees for owners of television sets and radios in Poland will most likely be scrapped next year, National Media Council chairman Krzysztof Czabański has said.
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“It’s practically been decided that as of 2019 television and radio licence fees will be financed from the state budget,” Czabański told an online TV broadcaster. “In practice the fees will be abolished,” he added.

According to Czabański, “solid financing” for all public media would be secured by a sum of around PLN 2.5-3 billion (EUR 600-720 million) a year.

Czabański added that licence fees would remain in force throughout 2018.

At present, everyone who owns a TV set in Poland is required to pay a licence fee of PLN 22.70 a month. The fee for owners of radios is PLN 7 per month. But evasion is widespread in Poland.


Source: PAP

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