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Spanish operators lose appeals in RTVE tax case

Monday 2 August 2021 | 14:51 CET | News
Spain's Audiencia Nacional has dismissed three separate appeals lodged by the country's leading telecommunications providers – Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange – against a government-imposed tax to fund state broadcaster RTVE, according to court documents seen by El Pais. The operators have long argued that the way in which RTVE is funded is unconstitutional and damaging to their business but the latest rulings handed down by the Audience Nacional in May are in line with previous decisions by Spain's Supreme Court and the EU Court of Justice.

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Orange / RTVE / Telefonica / Vodafone
Countries: Spain
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