Flemish culture minister Sven Gatz has clarified the decisions made in the Flemish coalition agreement. During the so-called ‘September declaration’, it became obvious that all government institutions will have to save a lot money. Next Monday, the VRT board of directors will discuss the impact of the budget cuts.
“The VRT will have to put in a lot of effort during the next coming year, but afterwards, the situation should ease up. The Flemish government and the VRT are working together to see whether we can soften the difficult start. This doesn’t mean that the VRT will become a niche-broadcaster”, according to Sven Gatz.