The Viana Pacts and a new modification of the Royal Decree-Law 5/2015

The Viana Pacts and a new modification of the Royal Decree-Law 5/2015
On 20 April 2020, the High Council of Sports (CSD), LaLiga and the Spanish FA (RFEF) reached an agreement, referred to as the “Viana Pacts1”.

First the return to professional football training was agreed, a fact that was subject to the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and to the decisions taken by the Ministry of Health, obviously giving priority to the interests of public health.[2] This action was critical in order to manage the complicated calendar that LaLiga must fulfil to complete the season and therefore accomplish the television contracts that are an important source of income for football clubs.

Second, they agreed to provide the rest of the federative sports, Olympic and Paralympic included, with audio-visual income. On the basis of this agreement, Royal Decree-Law 5/2015...

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