TV licencing becomes key political battleground after court verdict

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Media, New Democracy, SYRIZA, Tsipras

After suffering the blow of seeing its centrepiece legislation on TV licences being shot down by the Council of State, Alexis Tsipras and his government are seeking a way to rebound and deflect accusations of incompetence or attempting to control the media and the judiciary.

Tsipras chaired an emergency meeting at his office on Thursday with several ministers to decided what strategy to follow. What emerged was an attempt to turn the tables on New Democracy, which has been the most vociferous opposition critic of the govern...

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