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Cuts in state funding for magazines being reconsidered

Published torsdag 18 december 2014 kl 16.29
Protest against culture magazine funding cuts. Photo: Hugo Rennéus / Sveriges Radio.
Protest against culture magazine funding cuts. Photo: Hugo Rennéus / Sveriges Radio.

The huge cuts scheduled for state support for small cultural magazines in Sweden are now being reconsidered after a debate Thursday in Parliament.

The issue has been hotly debated this week and after the debate in Parliament Thursday, the issue is being re-opened. Parliamentary culture committee chair Per Bill from the Moderate Party is now recommending that the proposal be recalled and the question is going to be brought back to the culture committee for further examination.

The proposal came originally from the four centre-right Alliance parties and would mean a 15 million SEK cut from the small cultural magazines' funding, which is a 75 percent cut from the current levels.

Where the 15 million SEK could instead be saved will be revealed by Per Bill on Friday.

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