Another petition via the Classicists List from Lucia Athanassaki, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Crete:
I am writing to ask you to sign the petition for the Support of the University of Crete:
We have started this petition because, as you will read in the Petition Background, the Ministry of Education has decided to suspend 49 of our already small administrative staff. This is yet another of the austerity measures that have already affected us (budget cuts, freeze on appointments, etc.). We hope that a strong international appeal on behalf of the University might influence the Ministry to reconsider its decision. I will be glad to answer any questions you have on this matter. Thanking you in advance.