Greek State Broadcaster ERT

Greece suspends state broadcaster ERT to save money

The Greek government has announced that it will shut down the radio and TV services of the state broadcaster ERT.

A government spokesman said transmissions would cease early on Wednesday.

All employees, numbering at least 2,500, will be suspended until the company reopens "as soon as possible".

It is the latest move in successive rafts of spending cuts and tax rises that the government hope will lead the country out of recession.