Greece: National Broadcaster ERT stormed by internal disputes; CEO and Deputy Chief Executive officer to resign.
The cause of evil
According to the facts, these new storm in ERT’s administrative status comes after the ongoing dispute between Mr. Kostopoulos and Thalassinos. The latest development that aggravated things was an e mail sent to all ERT’s employees by Mr. Thalassinos revealing what took place in ERT’s board meeting on October 25, accusing directly CEO Vasilis Kostopoulos, to receive an equally rowdy response by the broadcaster’s CEO.
V.Kostopoulos was appointed CEO of the Greek broadcaster on 26 July 2017 while G. Thalassinos is Deputy Chief officer since August 8 2018. This will be the third change of CEO in a three year period urged by the goverment to avoid the worst for the national broadcaster.
All this latest developments come at a time when the national broadcaster hasn’t announced any details concerning the country’s Eurovision participation and the process it will follow to determine the Greek Eurovision 2019 entry.