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Over $50 million allocated for National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine in 2019

It is less than the law “On public TV and Radio-broadcasting of Ukraine” provides
19:38, 1 January 2019

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The state will finance the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine in the volume of $54 million in the current year as the state budget for 2019 says.

Thus, the financial support of the company will make $54 million.

Related: What 2019 budget mean for ordinary Ukrainians?

It is the biggest item of expenditure provided by the State Committee for TV and Radio-Broadcasting of Ukraine (totally, $71.2 million).

According to the law “On public TV and Radio-broadcasting of Ukraine”, the National Public Broadcasting Company of Ukraine should be financed in the volume of 0,2% from the expenses of the common fund of the state budget for the previous year. Last year such expenses made $32.814 billion.

Related: Key figures of Ukraine's state budget 2019

Thus, the expenses for the National Public Broadcasting Company should make $65 million and the company is underfunded by $11 million.

As it was reported, the Ukrainian Parliament passed the law about the state budget for the next year (bill No.9000). 239 MPs voted 'yes' in the second reading, 240 upheld it on the whole. The final voting took place in the early morning of Friday, November 23. The President of Ukraine signed the law on December 7.

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