Greece's state television channel ERT went back live after two years of interruption because of the previous government's most drastic austerity measures, according to news agency Reuters. The closing of ERT on 11 June 2013 brought thousands to the streets and led to the withdrawal of a partner from the coalition government at the time.

The TV's channel closing was booed by some Greeks but also seen as beneficial by others who regarded the TV station as a wasteful source of patronage jobs for political parties. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' Syriza party called its reopening "great victory for democracy". The government said all of the 2,500 staff who lost their jobs, including 600 journalists, would be rehired at a cost of about EUR 30 million per year, covered through an existing monthly charge on electricity bills.