Political Leaders’ Meeting on Establishing National TV Council Postponed



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Political party presidents will not meet on Monday to discuss the establishment of the board of Greece’ National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) as scheduled.

The meeting is postponed and will take place on Thursday at 15:00, according to the House Speaker Nikos Voutsis announcement. The rescheduling was due to the necessary changes in the parliamentary committees after Friday’s cabinet reshuffle.

It is unlikely that party leaders will come to a consensus on the new NCRTV board as main opposition New Democracy along with PASOK and To Potami refuse to negotiate unless the controversial Nikos Pappas bill on the number of television licenses is withdrawn.

The government, on the other hand, insists on maintaining the Pappas bill and accuses New Democracy for not cooperating with the NCRTV in order to protect media owners’ interests.


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