Coalition aims for broadcaster’s swift reopening after MPs approve ERT law

The government is aiming to reopen state broadcaster ERT by next Monday, according to reports.

Parliament voted late on Wednesday to reopen ERT, which was shut down in June 2013 and later replaced by its current trimmed down version, NERIT.

The government announced a fast track process to hire board members on Thursday. Those interested in a position had to submit their application by Sunday, prompting New Democracy to accuse the coalition of trying to manipulate the process.

The government insists that the new broadcaster will be independent.

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