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  • Xydakis: “We will not claim the Parthenon marbles via the courts”

    The Alternate Minister of Culture Nikos Xydakis announced that the Greek government will not be seeking the return of the…

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    The Alternate Minister of Culture Nikos Xydakis announced that the Greek government will not be seeking the return of the Parthenon marbles via the courts, but rather via political and diplomacy.

    Mr. Xydakis, who spoke to Mega Channel on Wednesday morning, noted that Amal Clooney, of the Doughty Street Chambers legal firm, will be providing legal advice on the matter.

    According to the Alternate Minister “you cannot go to court for every matter on the one hand and on the other, the outcome at the international courts is uncertain, things are never so easy”, however he underlined that “the climate is slowly changing”.

    According to Mrs. Clooney’s findings, the Greek government should claim the return of the Parthenon marbles via the courts, as she believes that time is running against Athens, fearing that the opportunity may not arise in the future.

    National Museum of Contemporary Art to operate by end of 2015

    Meanwhile, Mr. Xydakis revealed that the National Museum of Contemporary Art, which will be open for special viewings as of the 18th of May for the international museum day, will be open to the general public by the end of the year.

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