Greece's Council of State annuls government's TV auction

Thursday 27 October 2016 | 16:28 CET | News
Greece's Council of State ruled in a plenary session held on 25 October that the law based on which a recent government auction was organised for the issuance television licenses is unconstitutional, writes local paper Ekathimerini. The law, brought by State Minister Nikos Pappas, countered the constitutional provision that the allocation of TV licences is the competence of the National Broadcasting Council, the industry's independent regulator, and not the government's. The Council of State's decision passed with 14 votes against 11. The fact that the number of national licences was limited

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Countries: Greece
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