Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends,
On behalf of the HRT, as well as on behalf of the Central and Eastetn European EBU Group, I wish to thank all the colleagues for having participated at the Zagreb Meeting.
According to the conclusions of the Zagreb Meeting of 16th March,1999, I am sending to you, the mernbers of the Central and Eastem European EBU Group, the minutes of the Meeting as well as the final version of the Rules of Procedure of this Regional Group. This material consists of:
1. The important information
about the next meeting of the Group at the level of the Chief Executives
and the Intemational Relations Department Heads of our Group
At the very beginning may I draw your attention to our next meeting. Namely,
according to our talks in Zagreb, during which we all agreed about the
importance of the work done in the Group and its significance to all of
us, it was pointed out the necessity that those who are making decisions
in their respective organizations take part in thcse meetings. Therefore,
our next meeting will take place one day before the EBU General Assembly
meeting in Steigenberger Hotel, Berlin, on 1st July 1999 from 09.00 AM
until 01.00 PM. I am expressly repeating this in ordcr that you make your
bookings for the hotel resetvations, travelling arrangements and, of course,
your time, on time.
The mecting was attended by the representatives of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Bulgaria, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania,
Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The aim was to establish the Group's
"common ground" for the forthcoming EBU meetings. In line with that, it
was decided that the Group will function as a regional "lobby" rather
than as a "bureaucratic" organization. Its model should be the well orchestrated
Mr Boris Bergant, Vice President of the EBU General Assembly informed the participants of the Meeting about the current important topics in the frame of the EBU, and he draw particular attention to the paper "Proposed treatment for dealing with sudden and significant currency devaluations". Mr Romanski informed all the participants about the organization and the work of the TV Committee. After these useful pieces of information there was a discussion about the Eurovision Song Contest, about the Rules as well as about the financial aspect of this Event.
At separate meetings
of Radio and Television Sub Groups it was decided that: First, the Central
and Eastern European EBU Group will oppose any election of commercial
broadcasters' representatives, such as the case of a French Commercial
TV representative on the EBU TV Committee.
The two Sub Groups
also agreed on the candidates whom they will propose at the forthcoming
Radio and/or TV Committee elections.
Looking forward to
seeing you at our Berlin Meeting, I am, Sincerely yours,