Greece shuts down national broadcaster “ERT”

Coalition partners rattled by move

The government in Greece announced it is shutting down the country's national broadcaster ERT. Government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou announced the corporation's television and radio stations will go off-air at midnight tonight. 

He said the corporation  is a "characteristic case of lack of transparency and waste", that it has not been audited for eight years and that it costs Greek licence payers 300 million euros a year throught their electricity bill. Kedikog...

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