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Private TV station owners must submit declaration of assets
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Private TV station owners must submit declaration of assets

makis - Aug 02, 2017

Owners of private television stations will have to submit declarations listing the provenance of all of their assets, a form known as “pothen esches” in Greek, after…

Amendment paves way for state to return TV license payments
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Amendment paves way for state to return TV license payments

makis - Mar 08, 2017

Greek MPs on Wednesday approved an amendment paving the way for the reimbursement of some 85 million euros paid as a first installment to the state by…

Parties agree on TV watchdog, paving way for new auction
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Parties agree on TV watchdog, paving way for new auction

Panos - Nov 11, 2016

After several failed attempts, representatives of the various political parties on Thursday agreed on the composition of the National Broadcasting Council (ESR), a key step toward breaking…

Council of State finds TV licensing law unconstitutional
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Council of State finds TV licensing law unconstitutional

makis - Oct 27, 2016

After much discussion, the Council of State ruled with a 14-11 vote that the controversial television licensing law conflicts with the Constitution. The minority vote argued that…

No ruling on TV licenses; judges to reconvene on Wednesday
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No ruling on TV licenses; judges to reconvene on Wednesday

Panos - Oct 25, 2016

A meeting of top administrative judges on whether a recent government auction of TV licenses is in line with the Greek Constitution ended without a decision on…

TV licenses: CoS ruling blocks government plans
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TV licenses: CoS ruling blocks government plans

Panos - Oct 19, 2016

Wednesday’s initial ruling by the Council of State (CoS) to accept the appeals by media owners on the unconstitutionality of the recent TV licensing tender, organised by…

CoS convenes a third time on TV licences on Tuesday
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CoS convenes a third time on TV licences on Tuesday

Panos - Oct 18, 2016

Following two failed attempts by the Council of State (CoS) to deliver an initial ruling on the legality of the recent TV licensing procedures, after appeals by…

TV channel workers stage protest outside Parliament
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TV channel workers stage protest outside Parliament

Panos - Oct 10, 2016

Greek television channel employees on Monday staged a demonstration outside Parliament, demanding job security and collective work contracts. In solidarity with the workers, the unions representing Greek…

Monday deadline for first payment of winning bid by controversial candidate
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Monday deadline for first payment of winning bid by controversial candidate

Panos - Sep 26, 2016

Closing time on Monday of Greece’s tax bureau is the deadline for payment of a first instalment of a television broadcast license by one of four winners…

New Democracy MPs file lawsuit over TV license tender
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New Democracy MPs file lawsuit over TV license tender

makis - Sep 23, 2016

A number of MPs from the main opposition party have filed a lawsuit at the Supreme Court against everyone responsible for the recent television license tender. Among…

Pappas: We cannot guarantee anyone a television license
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Pappas: We cannot guarantee anyone a television license

Panos - Sep 22, 2016

“We are not in the position to guarantee to any of the four [winning bidders] that they will receive a license, as there are also other conditions…

New Democracy banking on TV licenses for early elections
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New Democracy banking on TV licenses for early elections

makis - Sep 20, 2016

The main opposition party New Democracy has repeatedly called for early general elections and is banking on implication in the television license tender to force the coalition…

Courts troubled by PM’s ‘prediction’ on State Council verdict
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Courts troubled by PM’s ‘prediction’ on State Council verdict

Panos - Sep 13, 2016

The recent estimation by the Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras that the Council of State will not cancel the law governing television licensing has caused concern among judicial…

Savvidis offers to buy TV stations that failed to secure a license
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Savvidis offers to buy TV stations that failed to secure a license

makis - Sep 12, 2016

The chairman of PAOK Ivan Savvidis offered to buy any television station that failed to secure a license in the recent tender and promised that no employees…

Provisional TV license holders awaiting State Council ruling
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Provisional TV license holders awaiting State Council ruling

Panos - Sep 07, 2016

The four new provisional television license holders have made a proposal to pay the first installment for their licenses after the Council of State issues a ruling…

New TV license-holders and government officials met on Monday
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New TV license-holders and government officials met on Monday

Panos - Sep 06, 2016

The meetings between the General Secretary of Information and Communication Lefteris Kretsos and the four provisional successful bidders in the recent television license tender concluded shortly after…

Spirtzis claims “no jobs will be lost” after TV license tender
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Spirtzis claims “no jobs will be lost” after TV license tender

makis - Sep 05, 2016

The Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks Christos Spirtzis commented on ERT that any television network not having a license will not be able to broadcast in…

New TV license-holders to meet with government officials on Monday
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New TV license-holders to meet with government officials on Monday

makis - Sep 05, 2016

A meeting has been scheduled for Monday between the four winners of the recent television license tender and State Minister Nikos Pappas, Government spokesperson Olga Gerovasili and…

Results of TV licenses tender expected on Thursday
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Results of TV licenses tender expected on Thursday

Panos - Sep 01, 2016

The results of the government tender for four TV licenses are expected to be announced on Thursday. The tender started on Tuesday with 8 candidates after Epsilon…

Theodorakis slams government over TV license tender
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Theodorakis slams government over TV license tender

makis - Aug 31, 2016

The head of the River Stavros Theodorakis claimed that the government has made an “absolute mistake” with its decision to auction only four television licenses, since he…