Government and opposition clash in Parliament over Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles and the efforts to repatriate the marbles kept in London prompted the latest clash between the…

The Parthenon Marbles and the efforts to repatriate the marbles kept in London prompted the latest clash between the government and opposition parties in Parliament. The latest clash took place after the Minister of Culture Aristides Baltas stated that the Greek government is considering abandoning legal avenues for the repatriation of the marbles, given that there is a high possibility of losing a possible trial in court.

New Democracy and PASOK’s parliamentary spokespersons, Kostas Tasoulas and Andreas Loverdos, bit argued that the statement was “harmful”. SYRIZA MP Fotini Vaki in turn accused the opposition MPs of brinkmanship, arguing that they were misinterpreting Mr. Baltas’ statement in order to suggest that the government does not want to bring back the stolen Parthenon Marbles.

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