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December 22, 2015

Significant improvements in the licensing procedure of EETT on antenna mast constructions  have been achieved after three years of implementation of the one-stop licensing process through the Electronic System for the Antenna Construction Application Submission (SILYA). Specifically, the total antenna mast construction licensing rate for EETT has increased by 60% since late 2012, when SILYA was launched, compared to the previous three years. Meanwhile, the public informative portal « keraies.eett.gr» that utilizes the electronic register of SILYA on antenna mast constructions, which was developed as a tool for enhancing transparency, has received more than 63,000 visits in the first three months of operation since September 2015.

According to data on antenna licensing by EETT:

- EETT has granted 3,560 antenna mast construction licenses and compliance certificates from 01/01/2013 until the end of November 2015 compared with 2,230 for 2010-2012, marking a 60% output increase.

- Specifically, since December 2012 and until the end of November 2015, EETT has:

1. Granted 3,560 antenna mast construction permits and application compliance certificates
2. Rejected 605 applications for antenna mast construction licensing
3. Revoked 284 licenses
4. Returned to the provider for rectification 3,310 licensing applications

- With respect to the 5,400 requests of antenna mast constructions pursuing a legitimate operation status, which were pending because of the necessary approvals issued by other competent public authorities, EETT has by today handled 3,600 applications which amount to about 66% of the total.

A prerequisite for further improvements in the antenna mast construction licensing process is the participation in SILYA of all the public authorities that play a part in it, in accordance with the provisions of Law 4070 of 2012. In this context, EETT recently organized a workshop entitled "Antenna mast construction licensing procedures through the Electronic System for the Antenna Construction Application Submission” with the participation of officials from civil planning authorities and regional administrations mainly in Attica and neighboring prefectures.

It is noted that SILYA was designed and developed by EETT and since December 2012, when it was launched, is being constantly improving. In April 2014, new features were added to centrally manage licensing fees of antenna mast constructions and its functionality was enhanced by the utilization of geospatial data. In March 2015, SILYA was extended to include registrations of radio stations antenna systems, environmental declarations and antenna systems modification applications. In July 2015, the features of submission and management of applications on construction facilities of low electromagnetic environmental nuisance antennas and of revoke application were added, and in September of the same year, on the basis of the antenna systems license registry, the informative portal «keraies.eett.gr» of EETT was launched.

The operation of the SILYA one-stop licensing process as well as that of “ keraies.eett.gr”  constitute important steps towards the acceleration and transparency in the antenna mast construction licensing process, the introduction of e-government services in the Greek public administration and the protection of citizens' rights.

The informative portal « keraies.eett.gr» is available only in Greek.