Minister of State

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.

Amendment on TV law to be discussed in Parliament

The political gridlock over the formation of the new National Council for Radio and Television (NCRTV) will be transferred to a plenary session of the Greek parliament, Thursday, where the Greek government will be presenting an new amendment suspending article 2A of the previous TV law, which was ruled unconstitutional by the county’s supreme administrative court, the Council of Stat

TV law consensus out of reach

Despite its effort to appear open to dialogue over the way forward after its TV license law was deemed unconstitutional, the government on Monday showed no signs of seeking consensus after it submitted an amendment to Parliament that essentially suspends the right of Minister of State Nikos Pappas to grant nationwide broadcasting rights, rather than meeting the demand of opposition parties to a

Pappas scorns criticism over 2013 Venezuela visit

Minister of State Nikos Pappas on Monday dismissed criticism concerning a 2013 trip he made to Venezuela with a Cypriot lawyer specializing in offshore companies, saying that opposition New Democracy will not free itself of responsibility for the decades of corruption that have plagued Greece with "silly" assertions.

Pappas on TV licenses: NCRTV should have total control of TV licenses

Greek Minister of State Nikos Pappas, who authored the TV license law revoked by the Council of State, released a statement calling for the political parties to tone down the disagreements and move toward achieving wider consent on the matter of the new National Council of Radio and Television (NCRTV).