In paragraph 5, in the first and in the second phrases, replace the word “should” with the word “must”.
In paragraph 5, after the words “they have the possibility and obligation to serve also minority viewers”, add the words:
“and people with special needs”
In paragraph 10, replace the second sentence with the following:
“The Assembly regrets tendencies within the European Union to restrict those national powers under Internal Market regulations and a growing number of complaints brought by private operators before the European Commission against EU member states.”
In paragraph 10, after the second sentence, insert a new sentence as follows:
“The application of EU law should not restrict member states’ powers to adapt the public service broadcasting remit to their own national needs.”
At the end of paragraph 10, add a new sentence as follows:
“In this respect, the Assembly recalls that the 1997 Amsterdam Protocol to the Treaty establishing the European Union clearly favours subsidiarity and national competencies for EU member states in this field.”
In paragraph 11, delete the words:
“…the Amsterdam Protocol to the Treaty establishing the European Union of 1997 as well as…”
At the end of paragraph 11, add a new sentence as follows:
“The Unesco Convention has also been signed by the EU.”
In paragraph 12, replace the third sentence with the following:
“However, public acceptance of funding public service broadcasting might be decreasing in view of the increasing audiovisual content available through converging media platforms and the Internet.”
In paragraph 13, delete the last sentence.
In paragraph 16.2., at the end of the sentence, add the following words:
“…on all available platforms so as to reach all audiences, and in particular young people”.
Reporting committee: Committee on Culture, Science and Education
Committee for opinion: Political Affairs Committee
Reference to committee: Reference 3367 of 1 October 2007
Opinion approved by the committee on 27 April 2009
Secretariat of the committee: Mr Perin, Mrs Nachilo, Mr Chevtchenko, Mrs Sirtori-Milner, Ms Alléon