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Petsas Proposes Special Fund for Greek, EU Mass Media, at EU Teleconference

ATHENS – Deputy Minister to the Prime Minister and government spokesman Stelios Petsas outlined Greece's proposals to support the press in Greece and Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic, at an informal videoconference of the EU ministers of culture and media on Tuesday.

Petsas said that throughout Europe, "the support of mass media is a matter of democracy – mass media is not simply yet another sector of the economy, it is one of democracy's support pillars."

Greece's government, he said has adopted measures to help employees and businesses in the sector, providing liquidity, suspending tax and insurance payments and activating measures to protect jobs." He said the government also proposes a comprehensive EU-wide communications campaign on the coronavirus, to provide reliable information to the public, and a special fund for mass media, to provide liquidity to the sector.

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