Facilitating the mobility of artists in European Union countries and the impact from the development of the Internet wager in sport were the main issues discussed at the regular session of the EU's Culture and Sport ministers held in Brussels and in which Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis participated. Nikitiadis presented the initiatives that Greece has undertaken for the better serving of the mobility of artists and referred to the operation of the "Athina" system which constitutes an effort for cooperation between the state and a non-governmental agency with the aim of promoting the Greek theatre abroad.
As regards the development of the Internet wager and its repercussions for sport, the deputy minister stressed in his address that "the internet companies are competing now directly with the Greek state lottery of OPAP SA restricting its profit-making considerably, resulting in the return of money from the receipts of chance games to sport and culture being restricted as well."