Justice Minister Paraskevopoulos: The government must respect the ruling of the Council of State on the TV licensing law

The government must respect the ruling of the Council of State on the TV licensing law but this doesn’t mean the broadcasting landscape will have to go back to the old regime, Justice Minister Nikos Paraskevopoulos reportedly told Huffington Post Greece in an interview published on Wednesday.

“The government must implement any ruling that may emerge. This doesn’t mean we have to accept the old situation,” Paraskevopoulos said. “That situation also included some established conditions which were also against the Constitution. For example, it was completely against the Constitution for members of independent authorities to keep their positions for a long time after the end of their term, or to use TV frequencies without a license.”

“Therefore, in the case of a ruling that will possibly impose some legislative change, the parliament will have to correct the previous situation which was also against the Constitution,” he added.