Broadcasting fees in France are abolished. After his re-election as French President, Emmanuel Macron is now making good on his first campaign promise.

Previously, the French had to pay 138 euros per year in the autumn of each year. French President Emmanuel Macron has now abolished broadcasting fees for public broadcasters, thereby fulfilling his first election promise.

The broadcasting fee for French citizens was previously EUR 11.50 per month and was therefore still below the amount of EUR 18.36 that is due in Germany for public broadcasting per month.

France is now following the British government, which at the beginning of the year also announced a change in strategy with regard to the issue of broadcasting fees and announced that it intends to abolish license fee financing for the public service BBC in the future.