Justice Minister Paraskevopoulos: Νο comment on the ongoing legal case on the government’s TV licencing law

Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos said on Thursday he doesn’t want to comment on the ongoing legal case on the government’s TV licencing law which is being heard at the Council of State because he doesn’t want to sway justice.

“Personally, on the issue of constitutionality [of the law] I have argued analytically in parliament. I’m tempted to comment again with arguments on this issue, however I won’t do it … I read things I disagree with, but I don’t talk because I don’t want, even in the least way, to influence the judiciary. I also did not affect it in any way, not open, or secret, anyone,” the minister told Real FM radio station.

He also rejected claims the government is attempting to manipulate top court judges discussing the TV licensing law, saying the government is under fire.

“The government is under fire [about the case], but this is not the reality … I have not come in contact with any judge, I have not done anything that could sway the court.”