CoS publishes its decision
The Council of State’s plenary session yesterday published the decision of the court which found that the law on which the government auction for the television licenses was based contravenes Greece’s Constitution. According to the decision, the law, brought by former state minister Nikos Pappas, went against Article 15 of the Constitution. The Council of State, which is the country’s highest administrative court, had reached the decision in October with a majority of 14 to 11. Earlier in the day, Pappas, now minister for digital policy, said that Greek TV channels would have to pay a fee for temporary licenses until a new tender is organized, this time by the National Broadcasting Council (ESR).