The Association of Nationally Broadcasting Television Station Owners (EITHSEE) on Sunday filed a petition with the Council of State, Greece’s supreme administrative court, asking that its members and their senior executives be exempted from an obligation to submit wealth statements. The association has also asked for a temporary suspension of the obligation to submit a wealth statement for its members and their senior staff until the CoS issues its ruling in a similar case filed by five judges’ unions.
The deadline for submission of wealth statements expires next Sunday.
In its arguments, the association raises many of the same issues as the judges’ unions but also questions of privacy and the possible leaking of sensitive private information. Among others, it highlights a 150,000 euro fine imposed on the General Secretariat for Information Systems for leaking the personal information of nearly all tax payers in Greece.