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Dec 07, 2012

Open letter from International Cultural Industry Associations on VAT increase in Spain

The Spanish governement recently decided to more than double VAT on admissions to cinema, live music events and theatre from 8 to 21 per cent. Therefore Pearle*, together with a broad range of international cultural industry organisations, wrote an open letter to express their concerns. This letter was sent to Mr Barroso, President of the European Commission Mr Mariano Rajoy, President of the Spanish governement. Convinced that this decision will damage the cultural sectors concerned, both in and outside Spain, the signatories to the letter urge the Spanish governement to reconsider its decision.

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