News Summary: Greece's public TV still off air

News Summary: Greece's public TV still off the air despite court ruling that closure was wrong

Associated Press

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.

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