THE LATEST: State TV channels in Greece remained off-air Tuesday even after a court ruled that the prime minister's decision to pull the plug on public broadcaster ERT was wrong.
THE BACKGROUND: Conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras decided last week to close ERT and fire all its staff of nearly 2,700. He now indicates he wants a leaner and more efficient replacement by late August.
WHAT'S AHEAD: The ERT closure triggered a political crisis that nearly resulted in a snap general election. Instead Samaras and his center-left coalition partners have agreed to continue negotiations over the broadcaster.
- Politics & Government
- Antonis Samaras