Competence of the Council in the Field of the Public Electronic Mass Media

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(1) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall, upon consultation with the public electronic mass media, develop and approve annual plans for the programmes of the public electronic mass media.

(2) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall, in consultation with the public electronic mass media, prepare proposals for the draft Annual State Budget Law regarding the financial resources necessary for the implementation of the annual plans for the programmes of the public electronic mass media. After the approval of the Annual State Budget Law and amendments thereof, the Council shall also decide on the allocation of the resources granted in accordance with the approved annual plans for the programmes of the public electronic mass media.

(3) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall, on the basis of the annual plans for the programmes of the public electronic mass media, determine the justified and fair allocation of the State budget subsidy among the public electronic mass media.

(4) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall develop and approve the statutes of the public electronic mass media.

(5) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall appoint and dismiss the Boards of the public electronic mass media. Their members shall be selected in accordance with the procedures of an open competition. The competition regulations shall be approved by the National Electronic Mass Media Council.

(6) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall supervise the operations of the public electronic mass media by controlling compliance with the basic conditions for the operation of the public electronic mass media regulated in this Law, with the tasks of the public service remit of the programme of these mass media, and whether the financial resources are used in accordance with the approved budgets.

(7) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall take a decision regarding the termination or continuing of the activities of the public electronic mass media, reorganisation thereof, increase and decrease of equity capital.

(8) The National Electronic Mass Media Council shall publish an annual report on the implementation of the public service remit of the public mass media and their financial activities on the Internet homepage and submit it to the Commission of Human Rights and Public Affairs of the Saeima.