Parties reach consensus on broadcasting watchdog after coalition backs off

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Media, New Democracy, SYRIZA
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos
Photo by Panayiotis Tzamaros/Fosphotos

After five failed attempts, Greece’s political parties managed to agree on Thursday over the appointment of a new board at the National Council for Radio and Television (ESR), which is crucial to the government’s efforts to regulate the TV sector.

The cross-party consensus was reached after significant concessions from the coalition. It agreed to New Democracy’s proposal for chairman, ex-Supreme Court president Athanasios Koutroumanos, and to drop its goal of limiting the number of licences to fo...

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