Greek Parliament Adopts New Legislation on Greek Media

parliamentThe Greek parliament legislated on Saturday evening a new bill that reforms rules and regulations for the operation of the media in Greece.

Among the bill’s prescriptions are the conditions for the provision of broadcasting licenses to interested television stations.

The MP’s for the SYRIZA-ANEL coalition government were the only political side that voted in favor of this government proposed legislation. New Democracy, the main political opposition party voted against the whole bill, while other parties voted against certain articles of the bill.

The bill dictates how licenses to television stations will be issued, how long they are valid for, and under what circumstances they can be revoked.

The legislation states that nationally syndicated networks with general informative content offer at least 8,000,000 euros for license procurement, while networks with thematic informative content offer at least 5,000,000 euros, and lastly, networks without informative content offer at least 2,000,000 euros.


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