Greece's new role as Europe's impoverished debt slaves has serious implications for archaeology and museums. In 2010, 10% of staff at the Ministry of Culture were laid off, followed by a 35% cut in wages in archaeological service in late 2011. A new hire now makes just €670 ($900) a month after taxes. On top of this, the parliament this week is proposing further cuts of 30-50% across the Ministry of Culture.
Flurry of headlines following an unscheduled IMF release: IMF CUTS GLOBAL GROWTH ESTIMATE, SAYS EUROPE MAY WORSEN OUTLOOK IMF SAYS DOWNSIDE RISKS ARE GROWING IMF SAYS ECB SHOULD CUT INTEREST RATES IF DEBT TENSIONS PERSIST IMF CUTS U... Read Post
Usually the Troika is held responsible for all things evil in Europe, but as Die Welt notes, the latest demand that all senior officials at the Ministry of Finance (including all current Greek tax inspectors) be fired by Friday (ove... Read Post
Last week, staff from Kier Group visited Wessex Archaeology’s head office in Salisbury for a training course in the role of archaeology in the planning process. The half-day course featured talks by a range of WA specialists who pro... Read Post