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Factsheet for measure GR-2023-16/3244 – measures in Greece

State subsisy of nationwide television stations

Κρατική χρηματοδότηση των τηλεοπτικών σταθμών πανελλαδικής εμβέλειας

Country Greece , applies nationwide
Time period Temporary, 21 April 2023 – 31 December 2023
Context War in Ukraine
Type Other initiatives or policies
Category Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial) or damage compensation
Author Penny Georgiadou (INE GSEE)
Measure added 27 June 2023 (updated 06 July 2023)

Background information

The Greek government on 21 April 2023, with the Ministerial Decision No. E298, introduced the state subsidy of nationwide television channels.

This measure is intended to provide financial support to television channels and their employees, due to the negative economic consequences suffered by these companies caused by the Russian attack on Ukraine and the sanctions imposed by the EU and international partners, as well as from the countermeasures taken.

Content of measure

The Ministerial Decision No. Ε298 (Government Gazette 2673/21.4.2023/ B) provides for the financial support of the private nationwide television stations.

The government funding covers the total or the partial amount of the monthly contribution that the above companies pay to the EDOEAP social security fund of journalists (United Press Organisation of Supplementary Insurance and Medicare).

Those businesses that had already paid the contributions will be refunded the amounts they paid. The subsidy will cover the contributions paid for the year 2022 (1 January until 31 December). The Beneficiaries must submit an online application to EDOEAP from 16 June 2023 until 26 June 2023.

The total cost of the programme will cover up to €9 million.

Use of measure

There are seven nationwide television channels in Greece.

Target groups

Workers Businesses Citizens
Does not apply to workers Sector specific set of companies
Does not apply to citizens

Actors and funding

Actors Funding
National government
Company / Companies
National funds

Social partners

Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:

Trade unions Employers' organisations
Role No involvement No involvement
Form Not applicable Not applicable

Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:

  • No involvement
  • Main level of involvement: N/A


There is no involvement of social partners.

Views and reactions

There are no social partner's reactions to the measure.

Sectors and occupations

    • Economic area Sector (NACE level 2)
      J - Information And Communication J60 Programming and broadcasting activities

This case is not occupation-specific.



Eurofound (2023), State subsisy of nationwide television stations , measure GR-2023-16/3244 (measures in Greece), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin,


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