Court delivers serious blow over TV permits, gov't vows to fight on

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Media, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras
Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bkUna
Photo by Joe Gratz via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/bkUna

The ruling that the government feared materialised late on Wednesday night, when the Council of State deemed that the recent tender leading to four bidders gaining TV licences and existing channels being prevented from continuing to broadcast was unconstitutional.

In a 14-11 decision, judges at Greece’s highest administrative court, deemed that the law on which the tender was based clashed with Greece’s Constitution as it took away the responsibility for overseeing the licencing process from the broadcasting watc...

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