State Minister Pappas: National Council for Radio and Television on consensus terms

The duty of all political forces for the establishment of the National Council for Radio and Television stems from the Constitution and is constant, State Minister Nikos Pappas said late on Wednesday in an interview with Skai TV.

Pappas also stressed the importance of its establishment for the licensing of regional channels and described the new law on TV licences “an important reform that sets the public interest as a priority.”

Asked on the jobs to be lost after the shutting down of TV stations, he said that jobs are now more secured as the government puts an end to the previous, illegal situation of overdebted and unviable enterprises. “Before that law, there were no regulations and jobs were in danger,” he stated.