Strike to­day to close mu­se­ums and sites

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Mu­se­ums and ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites are ex­pected to be closed to­day as Cul­ture Min­istry staff have called a 24-hour strike, protest­ing re­ports that mon­u­ments are to be in­cluded in Greece’s pri­va­ti­za­tion fund, the Hel­lenic Cor­po­ra­tion of As­sets and Par­tic­i­pa­tions (EESP).

The Cul­ture Min­istry said yes­ter­day that the planned ac­tion would be “point­less” as no an­cient mon­u­ments are li­able for in­clu­sion in the ESSP. It re­ferred to “ground­less ar­gu­ments and mis­in­ter­pre­ta­tions” and in­voked a Fi­nance Min­istry state­ment yes­ter­day that also con­firmed the ex­emp­tion of an­cient mon­u­ments and sites from in­clu­sion in the fund. On Tues­day Deputy Cul­ture Min­is­ter Costas Stratis said the planned walk­out would re­sult in some 500,000 eu­ros in lost rev­enue for the state.

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