The thin line between culture and distortion of competition
15/09/2010SMIT Researcher Karen Donders in Knack-article 'Het slappe koord tussen cultuur en concurrentievervalsing'
SMIT researcher Karen Donders was interviewed for an article concerning the influence of EU politics on Flemish broadcasting policy. The article appeared in the Belgian weekly Knack on 15 September 2010 and was written by journalist Stefan Werbrouck. Karen commented in particular on the impact of EU subsidy rules on Flemish public broadcaster VRT. Her main argument is that the impact of the EU subsidy rules, which are being enforced by DG Competition of the European Commission, is significant, but often exaggerated. The Flemish government is still the main actor to decide on the VRT's remit, organization and funding.