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Decision of the Federal Government on the DW Budget for 2020

Decision of the Federal Government on the DW Budget for 2020

The federal government wants to increase the federal subsidy to Deutsche Welle by 15 million to a total of 365 million euros annually. This is provided for in the federal government's decision of 20 March 2019 on the government's draft federal budget for 2020.

"In spite of smaller leeway in the budget, the federal government plans to further strengthen Deutsche Welle in the long term. Following the significant increases in recent years, this is another major step towards implementing the coalition agreement, according to which Deutsche Welle's budget is to be raised to the level of comparable European foreign broadcasters," said Monika Grütters, Minister of State for Culture and the Media, on 20 March 2019 in Berlin.

The path taken and outlined in Deutsche Welle's task planning for the years 2018 to 2021 could thus be continued.

The results of the decision are subject to change. In the government draft for the federal budget 2020 and in the parliamentary deliberations on the federal budget 2020, they must first be confirmed.