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NERIT fee added to 'leccy bills
« on: Wednesday, 01 January, 2014 @ 21:25:27 »
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The special tax for New Hellenic Radio Internet and Television (NERIT), the company designed to replace the now defunct state broadcaster ERT, has been set at 3 euros per month, it was announced on Wednesday.

The fee, which is down from the 4.24 euros paid to ERT, will also be tagged on to electricity bills.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_01/01/2014_534319

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Re: NERIT fee added to 'leccy bills
« Reply #1 on: Friday, 03 January, 2014 @ 12:51:21 »
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Deputy Culture Minister Pantelis Kapsis, who is in charge of public broadcasting, on Thursday defended the government’s decision to start charging for the new state TV and radio service, NERIT, even though it is not on air yet.

A monthly 3-euro charge has been added to electricity bills to cover the cost of NERIT.

Although the charge is more than 25 percent less than what taxpayers paid for ERT, the public broadcaster shut down in June, there was criticism yesterday that the government is asking Greeks to pay it even though NERIT has not begun broadcasting yet.

Only an interim service, known simply as Public Television (DT), is presently available.
http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_02/01/2014_534422