Tijanic: RTS on Welfare
''Since the subscription system has been ruined, it is better for the RTS to be funded from the state budget with the European monitoring system.''
Since the subscription system has been ruined, it is better for Serbian
Radio and Television RTS to be funded from the state budget with the
European monitoring system, RTS Director General, Aleksandar
Tijanic, says in an interview to NIN magazine.
Tijanic says that another option is for RTS as a public
service to declare bankruptcy in the early fall. "Right now, I cannot
see how we can meet the next payroll. The government is giving us
assistance in the amount of 1.7 million EUR a month, whereas our
salaries total 2.6 million EUR (a month)," he adds.
Asked how and when RTS may repay the loan, he replies:
"Never. Let (the Prime Minister Ivica) Dacic come and seize the
"We could live on 80 million euros plus another 20 million
from advertising. With a curtailed production and a social programme
for about 1,000 people, we could even survive on 70 million, plus
another 15 million from advertising," he says, referring to the
company's annual expenses.
He notes that Serbia does not have this kind of money in
the budget to spend on RTS and predicts that budget funding of RTS
will "probably" be accompanied with some requests by whatever
government may be in office.
He maintains, therefore, that legislation should be passed
that would incorporate elements that would protect the security of the
company and ensure its stability.
Money must not come with any strings attached and its
route must be transparent, he said.
August 16, 2013 | 12:05 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Publisher of Blic daily, the company Ringier Axel Springer, pressed charges for disloyal competition against TV Pink and the daily Informer, agencies reported.
August 16, 2013 | 11:54 | Source: Odbrana | Comments: (1) | Send comment
The Armed Forces' Air Defense is in the process of modernizing its P12 radars and part of the key segments of the Kub missile system.
August 15, 2013 | 21:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -First Deputy Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Mayor of Belgrade, Dragan Djilas, conferred on Thursday on the Belgrade river banks project.
August 15, 2013 | 19:17 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE-Belgrade University improved its ranking among 500 best world universities on the latest Shanghai list and strengthened its top position in the region.
August 15, 2013 | 15:38 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NIS - Over 500 performers, 81 concerts on ten stages, and numerous other programmes make this year's Nisville international jazz festival.
August 15, 2013 | 15:34 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
The Banjska monastery near Zvecan (Kosovo) marks the discovery of the holy remains of its patron, St. Stephen, and 700 years since the monastery was built.
August 15, 2013 | 09:05 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Belgrade - State will not send children abroad for medical treatment and will be able to amend the Regulation on treatment abroad if the Legislation is changed.
August 14, 2013 | 14:06 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NIS - An exhibition of pieces of the future Misa Blam Jazz Museum was opened at Nis Fortress on Tuesday evening.
August 14, 2013 | 10:31 | Source: VIP | Comments: (0) | Send comment
The EU Delegation in Serbia has appealed to the Ministry of Telecommunication to allocate available TV frequencies for digitalization purposes, Tanjug reports.
August 14, 2013 | 10:16 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Belgrade - During the Beer Fest on " Ušće", from 14th to 19th of August, the routes of public transport lines 15, 60, 84, 704, 706 and 707 will be relocated.
August 14, 2013 | 10:02 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE – Bulevar oslobodjenja this morning -a water pipe broke, causing residents in this part of the city to remain without water which went down,to Slavija.
August 13, 2013 | 15:49 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -Charge d'Affaires of the EU Delegation, Adriano Martins called on the Serbian Ministry of Telecommunications about the digitalization process.
August 13, 2013 | 13:35 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE - One of the most popular events in Serbia, Belgrade Beer Fest, begins on Wednesday.
August 12, 2013 | 18:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BELGRADE - The participation of young people in decision making from the local to the national level is insufficient.
August 12, 2013 | 14:46 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (2) | Send comment
KRAGUJEVAC - Englishman Christopher H, who sustained major head trauma when he fell off a bridge in Guca into the Bjelica river, is stable.
August 12, 2013 | 14:43 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE - Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic congratulated today the International Young Day to young people in Serbia.
August 12, 2013 | 12:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
NIS - More than 500 artists, 81 concert, more than 10 stages and a rich accompanying program are the contents of this year's International Jazz Festival Nisvil.
August 12, 2013 | 10:21 | Source: Beta, Blic, Reuters | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Belgrade - Serbia today will be mostly sunny, with a maximum daily temperature of 30 to 33 degrees. Meteorologists from tomorrow on announce up to 37 degrees.
August 12, 2013 | 09:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Around 20,000 spectators from Belgium, Norway, Macedonia, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Serbia had the chance to watch the competition among 11 orchestras.