January 19, 2013

Bulgaria grant to Payner pop channel prompts EU concern


The European Commission has asked Bulgaria for an explanation after it awarded an EU grant of 1m euros (£0.8m; $1.3m) to a music broadcaster.
Payner Media, which uses often sexually explicit images to promote Bulgarian pop music, was awarded regional development funding.
News of the grant, which has still to be paid, sparked protests in the Bulgarian arts world.
Brussels said it wanted to know if grant scheme rules had been followed.

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