Republicans, aware of the immunity of multinational corporations, are trying to reverse the situation by addressing the amendments
Bunny government lifts platforms permeability of country law under European directive
After one month of discussion and theatrical negotiations on amendments to the State General Budget (PGE), which resulted in quota charter For the production, dubbing and translation of audio-visual products in Catalan, ERC is now assumed This is, for now, that agreement good for little. The main goal, that Catalan is in the main platforms, the most consuming, such as Netflix y HBO, They are elusive. The secret is that although the Republicans did not spread knowing the true scale, They also did nothing to slow down the speed. Nor did the government, until last Tuesday, bunnies jumped. The Republicans’ partners in government, the Junts, did not take long to attack both negotiating parties.
The truth is that the Executive has clarified the extremes of the audiovisual bill that has already been sent to Congress for processing, and it has done so at a key point where ERC has placed the focus in recent months, on protecting official co-languages. First Vice President Nadia Calvino did not elaborate on the matter in her initial presentation at the post-cabinet press conference, avoiding direct question to the press, but later sources from her environment clearly outlined and dismissed the rule. It could force multinational companies like Netflix, HBO, or Amazon Prime Video. Justify it is not possible, because This is what the European Commission requiresThis point cannot be amended by amendment because it passes through Congress or the Senate.
Thus, those who will have to set up businesses in Catalan, Galician and Basque will be national operators, such as Movistar +, Filmin, FlixOlé, MiTele —Mediaset platform, owner of Telecinco and Cuatro— or Atreus Player (Atresmedia streaming provider, owner of Antena 3 and La Sexta).
Of course, ERC Not satisfied with the project audiovisual law That the Cabinet approved this Tuesday and already announced it Will make modifications to improve it. “We are working on it”Republic sources indicate. Others are not so sure that it does not affect or that it cannot be achieved so that they are affected. But in general, silence in the ranks of the Eschera, perhaps waiting for the storm.
Not surprisingly, this act was the cornerstone on which Republicans themselves based their budget charter, obscuring other, more financial, and typical demands and accomplishments for negotiating state accounts.
The leader of the Egyptian Red Crescent in Congress, Gabriel Rovian, He insisted that multinational corporations “should not be able to legislate” and noted that their agreement with the executive was a “minimum agreement” and that the text It must be improved as it passes through the Cortez. In this context, he noted, one of the things that needs to be improved has to do with these multinational companies. “We will do everything we can to improve it, we have the tools to do that and we will try to make it so,” said Ruffian.
The law Project Presented by the executive branch this Tuesday stems from the commitment to switch Directing audiovisual communication services. In fact, Spain was late, as it had to integrate the European standard Before September 19, 2020, Brussels has already given touch. Contact. Link Attention to member states that have not done their homework. The government also wants Update regulating the sector and taking advantage of the starting point of European funds to make Spain an audiovisual “hub”, the most important production node on the continent, “Hollywood Europe”, as outlined by Pedro Sanchez on his tour of the United States last July, when he met with multinationals in Los Angeles to try to attract investment. For the success of the Madrid-based center, it is essential not to stress the nuts (read the stakes), on Example, to Netflix, which is already produced in Spain.
Community guidance includes the principle of country of origin. That is, platforms are affected by the legislation of the country in which they are located. Therefore, the 6% “will obligate audio-visual service providers only Based in Spain“.
It’s clear that Junts took advantage of the situation to dip bread in, although oddly enough, he didn’t get mad at ERC either. monica sales, The parliament spokesman confirmed in the post-rapprochement period that ” The PSOE and Podemos government cheated again and ignoredr requests from Catalan parties, institutions and companies, and promising quotas that were not later activated in the bill. We need to coordinate the independence movement in Madrid.”, which is something that they pursue with determination and that ERC, bananas. however, Together proposes “to agree together An amendment that could guarantee Catalan on all platforms.” Post-convergence members, who introduced an amendment to the entire PGE, suggested that the independence movement as a whole should vote against the accounts if, in the end, there was no proportion of Catalanism.”
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