Greece announces new committee to advise on Parthenon Marbles issue

The Greek government has anounced the formation of a new committee within Greece to advise on the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles

 

Last Updated Thursday, 20 September 2012
New committee established to press for return of Parthenon Marbles

The culture ministry on Wednesday announced that it will re-establish a special advisory committee to coordinate actions aimed at securing the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles.

The president of the Melina Mercouri Foundation, Christoforos Argyropoulos, archaeologist Eleni Korka, attorney Irini Stamatoudi, who heads the Intellectual Property Organisation, and foreign ministry representative Panos Kalogeropoulos were listed as members of the committee, announced by Alternate Culture Minister Costas Tzavaras.

"Greece's moral right is above every objection that is based on arguments aired as mere delay tactics, and aiming to brush aside the basic principle that is universally applied, namely, the necessity of cultural monuments to be repatriated, meaning a return to the place of their origin," Tzavaras said.

SOURCE: ATHENS NEWS AGENCY

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