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Euronews-ERT dispute will raise questions, says Nigel Farage
Date 17/06/2013 18:48  Author webmaster  Hits 2284  Language Global
"I found it hilarious that the Greek PASOK MEP Paliadeli said that Euronews must be broadcast, and 'If not, the European Parliament will be full of Eurosceptics.' This quote is priceless. It also shows what threat objective news channels are under in Europe today. " - UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP.

The European Commission's impartiality has been brought under scrutiny once again after it was revealed that it has threatened to take "action" against the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) after it cancelled a contract to broadcast the subsidised pro-EU news channel, Euronews.

This happened just days before ERT was taken off air, raising suspicions about the severity of the threat.  

Responding to this news, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP said: "This episode of closing the national Greek television channel just gets darker and darker. We know that the Greek government has to work with less money because of Troika imposed austerity, but this dispute with Euronews channel and the European Commission will make people ask about the real reason for the Greek channels's closure


The commission has handed out millions of Euros to aid its expansion; in addition to the Greek language service, Hungarian, Arabic and Persian language services have been subsidised.

Eurosceptics claim this funding ensures coverage remains largely pro-EU, although Euronews' supporters say it is merely helping correct disinformation.

"Euronews is almost objective," Paliadeli, a Greek PASOK MEP, told PublicServiceEurope.com. It was "absolutely necessary" for Euronews to broadcast in Greece and across the EU,
Paliadeli added: "If not, the European Parliament will be full of Eurosceptics."

Farage's opinion on this was clear, "I found it hilarious that the Greek PASOK MEP Paliadeli said that Euronews must be broadcast, and 'If not, the European Parliament will be full of Eurosceptics.' This quote is priceless. It also shows what threat objective news channels are under in Europe today."


 



 
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