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 Greece - Profile Updates

2. General objectives and principles of cultural policy

2.1 Main features of the current cultural policy model

A separate Ministry of Culture and Sport was created in 2012, with a trend towards mainstreaming and rationalisation in public investments in the arts and culture.

4. Current issues in cultural policy development and debate

4.2.1 Conceptual issues of policies for the arts

New cultural policy White Paper proposes policy changes and administrative and funding resturcturing in Greece.

4.2 Recent policy issues and debates

4.2.6 Media pluralism and content diversity

The New Greek Radio, Internet and Television state corporation started operating in 2013 after long-standing failure of reform by its predecessor.

4.2 Recent policy issues and debates

4.2.6 Media pluralism and content diversity

The whole media sector in Greece is undergoing a significant crisis leading to closure of newspapers, magazines and TV and radio stations, redundancies, and a decrease in the cultural content and quality of productions.

5.3 Sector specific legislation

5.3.6 Film, video and photography

New Law for the Support and Development of Cinema Art.

7. Public institutions in cultural infrastructure

7.3 Status and partnerships of public cultural institutions

New Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre to open in 2015 to include an arts, education and recreation complex.

8.2 Cultural consumption and participation

8.2.1 Trends and figures

Visitors numbers to museums and sites in Greece have taken a favourable turn in 2012 and 2013 due to increased tourism.