AVMS files a lawsuit against MISA

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The Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services (AVMS) filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MISA) because it has been violating the Law on AVMS for a long period of time by transferring less funds to the agency and other users than legally provided for, said the AVMS director Zoran Trajchevski on Monday.
“With the amendments to the law that entered into force in July 2023, the funds for AVMS, MRTV and National Broadcasting are precisely known. Contrary to the zonal obligation, MISA transfers less funds than legally prescribed. For the last six months, he received 80,000 euros less, for January we received almost 20,000 euros less. This situation has been going on for years because MIOA used discretionary power and transferred less funds. With the amendments to the Law on AVMS from 2018, it was prescribed that for MRTV, Macedonian radio fusion and for AVMS funds will be provided from the Budget in the amount of 0.8 to 1% of the realized revenues from the year preceding the fiscal year. Funds were halved due to the discretionary right to 0.5%.
With the changes from July 2023, the discretionary right was abolished and the AVMS should receive 5 percent. The proposer of this law is the MISA, against whom we are now filing a lawsuit,” said Trajchevski.

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