The European Commission has published a consultation paper on the future framework to apply to State funding of public service broadcasting. The consultation is being carried out by the State aid unit of the Competition Directorate-General. Key issues to be considered include the public service remit in the current media environment and control of over-compensation to avoid public broadcasters receiving more funds than required to carry out their functions. Comments on the proposals in the consultation must be submitted to the Commission by 10 March 2008.