Government confirms closure of Greek state broadcaster tonight, with some 2,600 jobs set to go

Government confirms closure of Greek state broadcaster tonight, with some 2,600 jobs set to go

 

Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou said that Greece’s national broadcaster, ERT, would be shut down on Tuesday night, arguing that it was a source of «waste and lack of transparency.”

Kedikoglou was speaking shortly after it emerged that the government had passed a legislative decree that allowed ministers to shut down public enterprises.

“The Greek people are paying for ERT, which has three times, even eight times, as much staff as it needs,» he said. «It has ample assets, which have remained unused.”