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CNMC dismisses operators' complaints against RTVE taxes

Friday 5 September 2014 | 09:58 CET | News
Spain's telecoms regulator CNMC has dismissed complaints lodged by Telefonica and Orange against the payment of taxes to fund the ad-free public radio and TV broadcaster RTVE. The operators had requested a refund of the amounts paid in 2012, 2013 and 2014 on the grounds that the way in which RTVE was financed was unconstitutional, contrary to EU law and damaging to their business. The CNMC argued that it wasn't up to the regulator to decide whether the current financing rules were unconstitutional and that, as such, they had to be respected. The regulator added that the documentation

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Companies: CNMC / Orange Spain / RTVE / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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