Greece

Greek Public Broadcaster Back On Air Due to Court Order

Was shut down to save money

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A Greek court has ordered state broadcaster ERT back on air while the Athens government argues over how to restructure it, a move that could defuse the crisis sparked by the sudden shutdown of ERT last week.

The ruling by the country's top administrative court appears to support the move by Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to radically slim down the network as part of Greece's overall austerity measures. But it reverses Samaras' decision last week to abruptly pull the plug on ERT, a move that sparked protests and triggered a political crisis that many thought could result in new elections.