Nikos Pappas

State minister's 2013 Venezuela trip under scrutiny

Main opposition party New Democracy has submitted a question in Parliament to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Minister of State Nikos Pappas concerning a 2013 trip made by the latter to Venezuela with a Cypriot lawyer specializing in offshore companies. ND is also reportedly examining the possibility of requesting that Pappas appear before Parliament's transparency committee.

Pappas reacts to taunting over Greek space agency announcement

Minster of Digital Policy, Media and Telecommunications Nikos Pappas admitted on Tuesday that some of the sarcastic comments posted on social media in response to his announcement on Monday that he will table a bill inaugurating Greece's first space agency, were "inspired," but called on people to take the issue more seriously.

Minister inaugurating Greek space agency

Telecoms and Digital Policy Minister Nikos Pappas will be presenting lawmakers with a bill inaugurating Greece's first space agency, the ministry said in an announcement on Monday.

The agency will be a public limited company called National Center for Space Applications (EKDE in Greek), aimed at "making up for the country's huge deficit in this area," the ministry said.

Council of State publishes decision on TV licenses

The Council of State's plenary session has published the decision of the court which found that the law on which the government auction for the television licenses was based contravenes Greece's Constitution.

According to the decision, the law, brought by former State Minister Nikos Pappas, was against Article 15 of the Constitution.