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Independent Authority to Auction Seven TV Licenses in Greece

In a further blow to the Greek government’s plan to limit TV licenses to just four, the independent authority has ruled that the licenses should be seven. The National Council of Radio and Television (ESR), reached its decision after a...

Greek Government Complies With CoS Decision: State Minister Submits TV License Amendment

The government submitted an amendment transferring all powers relating to the issuing of broadcasting licenses and the relevant tender to the Greek National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) to Greek Parliament on Monday. As part of an effort...

Foreign Media Views CoS TV License Decision as Blow to Greek Government

The international media focused on the blow received by Greece’s media after the Council of State, a top court in Greece, annulled the auction of broadcasting licenses that was held in September. The law that the SYRIZA government had...

State Minister Pappas Says Revoking TV License Law Will Be Bad for Public Finances

A possible negative decision by the Council of State on the government’s TV licensing law will be a bad development for the operation of democracy, State Minister Nikos Pappas said on Friday, speaking to radio station Real FM. He said...

Council of State to Convene on TV Licensing Law on October 24 and 26

The Council of State (CoS) plenum will meet on October 24 and 26 to discuss and decide on the constitutionality and legality of the government’s TV licensing law in two closed-door sessions, the president of the court Nikolaos Sakellariou...

State Minister Nikos Pappas to Revoke TV Law if Council of State Rules Against It

State Minister Nikos Pappas said that the Greek media landscape would return to its previous condition of unlicensed television stations if the Council of State (CoS) ruled that the TV license law was unconstitutional. He made this statement on...

Council of State Judges Throw Licensing Law Up in the Air

Judges of the Council of State met for three hours to discuss whether the TV license tender introduced by the SYRIZA government was in accordance with the Greek Constitution. The appeals concerning the government's decision to limit TV channels...

State Council Finally Meets Amid Controversy, Throws Out TV Injunction Petitions

The Council of State plenum, Greece's Supreme Court, threw out three petitions for injunctions filed in connection with a television license tender procedure aimed at limiting nationwide TV licenses to four. The decision was reached in the council's third...

Greek State Minister Says 30 Years of TV License Lawlessness Are Over

Defending the government's handling of the television licences tender procedure, Minister of State Nikos Pappas on Saturday urged main opposition New Democracy to realise that the tender process was now over. "The government collected that the parties of graft...

Ivan Savvidis Declared Winner of Fourth TV License After Withdrawal of Kalogritsas

Greek-Russian businessman Ivan Savvidis was declared the final winner of a fourth broadcasting license as the runner-up in the recent tender for the auctioning of four nationwide TV licenses, following the withdrawal of businessman Ioannis Kalogritsas. The relevant committee has...