Rise in TV and radio licence fees

The government yesterday agreed to raise television and radio licence fees by 25 percent. Each household will now pay Sk100 (€2.40) per month for a television licence and Sk40 (€0.96) for a radio licence. In the past, pensioners had been exempt but will now have to pay 50 percent of the fees.

Director of state television broadcaster STV, Richard Rybníček, expressed delight at the new fees.

"I couldn't be more pleased. This is in the spirit of the new reforms. The government will save Sk300 million (€7.20 million), which it will no longer have to hand out to the television company," he said.

The government expects to raise a total of Sk210 million (€5.04 million) per month with the new fees.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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