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ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

By   /  17/01/2017  /  Business, Finance, GR Business, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on ESR to begin deliberations over TV licensing procedure

Following the recent announcement of the Council of State decision which found that the law on which the government tender for television broadcasting licenses was based contravenes Greece’s Constitution, the only competent authority to issue TV licenses is the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR). The ESR is now expected to begin a round […]

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We are not pushing for IMF withdrawal or stay in Greek program – minister

By   /  08/01/2017  /  CY Finance, CY Politics, Cyprus, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on We are not pushing for IMF withdrawal or stay in Greek program – minister

The Greek government has no specific strategy to oust the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from the country’s bailout program, or to see it remain one of its international creditors, a senior government official says. Minister of Digital Policy, Nikos Pappas, said during an interview on Greek television that it was the IMF that raises such […]

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Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

By   /  21/12/2016  /  Business, GR Business, GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social  /  Comments Off on Pappas announces possible Preliminary Fact – Finding Commission

In an interview on Public Television the Greek Minister for Digital Policy Nikos Pappas announced the possibility for a preliminary Fact-Finding Commission. The Commission would have the power to investigate what was said during the Parliamentary Inquiry Commission concerning loans by political parties and the media. “What was said cannot be swept under the carpet,” […]

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Political parties finally agree on ESR board composition

By   /  11/11/2016  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Political parties finally agree on ESR board composition

Political parties in Parliament finally reportedly agreed over candidates of the board members of the currently inactive broadcasting watchdog, ESR. Thanassis Koutromanos, the former Supreme Court president, will be appointed president of the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (ESR), with Rodolfos Moronis recommended for the vice-president’s seat. The other members are: Nikos Kiaos, […]

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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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