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Greek state broadcaster to reopen


Greece’s state broadcaster “The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT) is to reopen nearly two years after it was unplugged as part of government austerity cuts.

It’s closure sparked a wave of protests and the withdrawal of a partner from the coalition government at the time.

ERT which cost 300 million euros a year to run was replaced with a slimmed down broadcaster named NERT, which is expected to be merged or absorbed by ERT.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras hopes its reopening will heal a great wound in the country’s bailout programme.

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