State Minister Pappas: New Democracy had no excuse for not cooperating to form a new NCRTV

Responsibility for organising a new tender procedure for the issue of television licences will be transferred back to the National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV), as was originally envisaged under the law 4339/15 on regulating the television sector, Minister of State Nikos Pappas repeated on Sunday.

As a result, main opposition New Democracy had no excuse for not cooperating to form a new NCRTV that will regulate the sector, he added.

“The excuse of the [NCRTV’s powers] does not exist for ND. No one can understand what conditions, or perhaps excuses, it is setting yet again. ND has an obligation to prove that it has a basic sense of constitutional responsibility and to contribute to the formation of the NCRTV,” Pappas concluded.