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Greek police arrests personnel of shutdown ERT

Greek police arrested seven technicians and one journalist who attempted to restore the shutdown public broadcaster ERT on air. A group of former ERT personnel and supporters from opposition parties moved to Mount Hymettus in Eastern Athens and allegedly tried to switch the transmitter back on. Hymettus protest banner “ERT …

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Greek Development Minister: We shutdown ERT to please the Troika

The statement of Development Minister Costis Chatzidakis is not even cynical. It simply demonstrates the inability of the Greek government to proceed to so-called needed ‘structural reforms’ and lay-off the civil servants who break the law, are incapable or were hired as a political favoritism. Speaking to German daily “DIE WELT“, Chatzidakis …

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Greeks survived “political crisis” weekend spitting seeds in watermelon contest

We, the Greeks living in this wonderful, sun-kissed and beauty-blessed country, survived another politically tense weekend.  We survived it without injuries and bruises. We, the simple Greeks: the average jobless, the employee on time-contract, the pensioner. In fact, our only care was whether we can afford to turn on the …

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Save Greece’s ERT orchestra and music ensembles – sign petition

From all the scenarios about the temporary and permanent solution of shutdown public broadcaster ERT, not a single one refers to the musicians of the symphonic orchestra, the music ensembles and the choirs. Some guys  in the government – incl. the  so-called minister of culture – consider that Greeks do …

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Greek gov’t: ERT? What ERT? It’s the gov’t reshuffle, stupid

Last night they agreed. Prime Minister Samaras and his coalition government partners Venizelos (PASOK) and Kouvelis (Democratic Left) agreed about shutdown public broadcaster ERT. They just didn’t dare to speak openly about it.  Venizelos and Kouvelis  kept the ‘agreement’ in secret in order to continue negotiations with Samaras in order …

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ΕΡΤ “No signal”: hilarious from Portugal :)

Of course, the ERT issue is inspiring. Especially if there is “No signal” , hours – if not days – after the Council of State order. KTG-reader Bernardo from Portugal created and sent us three caricatures. Actors in famous Greek film worrying about ERT. Enjoy! Alan Bates & Anthony Quinn …

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repost: ERT solidarity letter from Portugal, signed by 78 personalities – incl ex president

KTG re-posts the “ERT solidarity letter signed by 78 personalities from Portugal” – incl a former president of the country -, after several people complained they could not open to read the post and got error message “Page not Found”.  LTG hopes it will work now. original post on June …

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Journalists to suspend strike at 6 pm due to Greek leaders meeting

Journalists union decided to suspend strike at 6 pm on Monday to follow the crucial Samaras-Venizelos-Kouvelis meeting and inform the public about the outcome. The suspension is planned for 24 hours. Greece’s journalists have been on rolling 24-hour strike since Tuesday, June 11th 2013, when Prime Minister Samaras ordered the …

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European Commission urges Greek gov’t partners “to keep the political stability”

I think the European Commission got some kind of cold feet over the possibility of Greece’s coalition government collapse. While the European Commission declared  that it was up to national governments to take decisions over public broadcasters, it urged coalition leaders to keep the political stability and fiscal adjustment program. …

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ERT shutdown: Greek Festival cancels concert – Requiem for ERT Choir

Oh, these are the little things in life that they may go unnoticed by the majority of people. The symphonic orchestra, the music ensemble and the choir of  – former – Greek public broadcaster ERT.  The State Orchestra of Athens and the Greek Festival were enforced to cancel a concert …

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