ERT pledges better service

The managing director of public broadcaster ERT, which opened this week, has pledged to iron out problems at the company after it came under criticism during its first days on air.

“With every new beginning there is a difficult period but I believe that step-by-step everything will improve,” Lambis Tagmatarchis told Kathimerini. He was responding to criticism from opposition parties that ERT was giving disproportionate airtime to government officials and to reports that rehired employees allegedly clashed with staff that had left ERT after it was closed in 2013 to join its successor NERIT.

ERT has to finishing rehiring employees, including those who joined NERIT, by June 16