Contrary to the claims of Antonis Samaras’ government, in 2012 Greece’s state broadcaster ERT boasted assets worth € 40.9 million.
Therefore, the financial argument given by the authorities to justify the corporation’s closure doesn’t hang together. The TV was closed on orders from the IMF for purely political reasons.
The State Council will decide today on the merits of the television and radio shutdown with regard to the harm inflicted on the employees and the Greek nation.
In the meantime, the ERT staff is occupying the premises and continuing its work. Its programs are still broadcast by satellite. The government has notified the satellite operators to turn off the signal, causing the wrath of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).