Friday, February 01, 2008

Greece - competition

Competition: Commission welcomes implementation of EU framework for broadcasting services in Greece

The European Commission has decided to close its infringement procedure against Greece for failure to fully comply with the European Court of Justice's ruling of 14 April 2005. The ruling had confirmed that Greece had failed to implement the Electronic Communications Competition Directive with regard to broadcasting transmission services. In 2007, the Commission had therefore decided to refer Greece again to the Court for continuing the infringement after the Court's April 2005 ruling (see IP/07/397). In September 2007, Greece formally notified its new "Law on Media Concentration" to the Commission. This new law liberalises broadcasting services.

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