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Council of State plenary to discuss if Turkey is considered safe third country

By   /  17/02/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Council of State plenary to discuss if Turkey is considered safe third country

  According to the rulings of the 7-member composition of the D’ Department of the Council of State, Turkey is considered a safe country for refugees to return to as the neighboring country has ratified the Geneva Convention. However, the issue was referred to the plenary of the Council of State due to its high […]

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ESR veteran put forth by government to head the independent TV authority

By   /  01/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on ESR veteran put forth by government to head the independent TV authority

A Greek Parliament Presidents’ meeting chaired by Nikos Voutsis was held on Monday that failed to achieve a 4/5 majority consensus to appoint a new board at the Νational Council for Radio and Television (ESR). The government’s surprise proposal of ultra-conservative former New Democracy minister and MP, Vyron Polydoras, for ESR president was withdrawn after […]

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A defeat of the government or for Justice?

By   /  28/10/2016  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Headlines, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on A defeat of the government or for Justice?

The coveted decision on the issue of the constitutionality of the nationwide television licensing tender was issued late on Wednesday night when, according to information, it was deemed unconstitutional. The anticipated decision – according to IBNA information the intention of the Council of State members was known to the government since Tuesday – had alarmed […]

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TV licensing developments to affect cabinet reshuffle

By   /  27/10/2016  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on TV licensing developments to affect cabinet reshuffle

According to sources, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is likely to delay an expected cabinet reshuffle that was set to be carried out early next week. Following a Council of State decision according to which a recent government auction for television licenses contravenes the Constitution, the minister who designed the law, Nikos Pappas, has found […]

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Council of State says TV licensing law is unconstitutional

By   /  27/10/2016  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Council of State says TV licensing law is unconstitutional

According to sources, the Council of State(CoS) ruled late on Wednesday night by a 14 to 11 majority that the so called Pappas Law on television broadcasting licensing is unconstitutional. The decision means the independent authority – namely the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (ESR) – was judged as the solely responsible body […]

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Council of State TV licensing ruling expected Wednesday

By   /  25/10/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Council of State TV licensing ruling expected Wednesday

A crucial week in the Greek television broadcasting licensing saga began with the Council of State convening on Monday evening to discuss the case brought by television channels against legislation granting the right to issue nationwide TV licenses to the Minister of State rather than the National Broadcasting Council. According to local reports, the plenary […]

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Top Greek court decides to examine constitutionality of TV licensing tender

By   /  19/10/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Top Greek court decides to examine constitutionality of TV licensing tender

The Council of State which convened at around 17:00 on Tuesday to discuss the appeals against the television broadcasting licenses tender conducted by the Greek government, reportedly decided to accept the case for deliberation. According to sources cited by local media reports, the Council of State members voted 16 to 9 in favor of accepting […]

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