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EBU to Cease Streaming Greece’s ERT

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) said it will stop streaming former Greek public service broadcaster ERT from tomorrow, amid reports that its temporary replacement Greek Public Television (EDT) will broadcast news services this week. In a statement, the European public...

Samaras Scrambles To Satisfy Troika

With Greece's international lenders still wavering over when to release more loan installments until the government fulfills all previous requirements, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is pushing his Cabinet ministers to go full speed ahead to make sure everything conforms...

Greek Parliament Ratifies Bill to Establish New Public Broadcaster (NERIT)

Greek parliament ratified on Friday a bill on the establishment of a new public television and radio broadcaster to replace former broadcasting agency ERT. The move came a month after the withdrawal of a junior party from the coalition government...

In Greece, Justice Really Is Blind

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras must awake each morning and say it really is good to be king. The King, after all, not only is above the law, he sets the law, and in the plutocratic oligarchy that is...

ERT Giving Way to NERIT

While former workers of the closed national broadcaster ERT continued to send out a pirate signal via satellite and the Internet and protest their firing, a bill making way for the replacement station, the New Hellenic Radio Internet and...

Greece Says Troika Deal In Sight

With Greece's international lenders setting a deadline for the end of July 5 for the government to show progress on key reforms or face a delay or cut-off of an 8.1 billion euros ($10.6 billion) installment, negotiations reportedly were...

Greece Plays Troika For Time

His chair's not even warm yet but Greece's new Administrative Reform Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, said he will ask the country's international lenders to give him a few more months to put together a scheme to start getting rid of...

ERT Workers Fired By Mail

Former workers at the now-closed ERT national broadcaster, which was shut down by the government on June 11 with no notice,  receiving their dismissals in letters sent by the Ministry of Finance. The documents state that ERT has been abolished...

ERT Employees: We Won't Give Up

Famous Greek rock singer, Vasilis Papakonstantinou, will sing on the evening of June 21 in front of the building of ERT, participating in the events in support of the Greek Broadcasting Corporation. ERT employees answer to the agreement that the...

ND-PASOK Alliance For Greece

After blaming the dominant New Democracy (ND) Conservatives and PASOK Socialists for creating Greece's crushing economic crisis, and after raging protests, strikes and riots against them for three years, Greeks are set to be governed by a power-sharing partnership...