Unfair competition in the media
Question for written answer E-000592/2023
to the Commission
Matteo Gazzini (ID)
Italy’s television media landscape appears to be greatly out of step with that of other Member States. The country has one public broadcaster, RAI, which has three channels and is also indirectly funded by private households obliged to pay a television licence fee. On a free information market, this means of compulsory support puts the public broadcaster at a distinct advantage over private broadcasters funded solely by advertising revenue (which the three public channels also generate) and could result in unfair competition.
In view of this, can the Commission give an opinion on the correct application of EU competition rules?
Last updated: 2 March 2023