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Greece to Officially Request Parthenon Marbles’ Temporary Return

Greece will officially request the temporary return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens for the 1821-2021 bicentennial celebrations.

Greek PM: ‘Timing Excellent’ for Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will propose a cultural exchange deal to the UK as a first step towards the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.

Greek Culture Minister Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the Only Option

"The return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece is a one-way street,” Greek Culture Minister Myrsini Zorba said during a workshop held in Athens.

Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Group Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles

Kerry Kennedy, the head of the Robert F Kennedy Human Rights advocacy group, called for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, during her visit to Athens.

Acropolis Museum Head Says Return of Parthenon Marbles the ‘Only Solution’

Acropolis Museum Director Dimitris Pantermalis said the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens is the only solution to the debate between Greece and the UK.

Greece Reminds British Museum to Take Heed of UN Declarations over Parthenon Marbles

The Parthenon Marbles have once again stirred animosity between Athens and London, triggered this time by comments made by the British Museum’s director.

Guardian: Brexit Good Chance for Greeks to Seek Parthenon Marbles’ Return

Brexit might be the right time for the Greek government to exert pressure on Britain to return the Parthenon Marbles, according an article published in The Guardian.

Greek Culture Minister Tables Parthenon Marbles’ Return on London Visit

The issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece, was discussed during a meeting between Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and her UK counterpart Matt Hancock.

UNESCO Calls for ‘Mutually Acceptable Solution’ to Parthenon Marbles Issue

UNESCO recognizes the historical and ethical dimensions of the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and calls for a "mutually acceptable solution”.

Greek President Calls for Return of Parthenon Marbles at Royal Reception

Taking the opportunity on occasion of Prince Charles’ visit to Athens, Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos reiterated Greece’s call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Greek Culture Minister Denies ‘London Times’ Parthenon Marbles Story

Greek Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou has denied a London Times report that Greece is taking legal action to win back the Parthenon Marbles.

Greeks Call for Parthenon Marbles Issue to be Part of Brexit Talks

The Greek government is requesting that the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece be part of the Brexit negotiations citing EU treaty law.

Greece Says ‘Independent’ Parthenon Marbles Story ‘Inaccurate’

The Culture Ministry stated that an Independent story, titled "Greece Offers Ancient Archaeological Wonders in Exchange for Elgin Marbles", is "inaccurate".

Greece Still Pondering Best Way to Get Parthenon Marbles Back

The Greek government is moving ahead with a series of political and diplomatic actions towards the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles which were illegally removed from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in the 1800s and have for almost two centuries resided in the British Museum.

Athenian Society Seeks Legal Recourse Over Parthenon Marbles

A local cultural group, the Athenian Society, has decided this week to appeal to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) against Britain for its unwillingness to participate in mediation talks under the Intergovernmental Committee for Promoting the Return of Cultural Property...

UN for Rightful Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The Parthenon Marbles should rightfully be returned to Greece, according to a decision by the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

Greece Shifts Strategy for Return of Parthenon Marbles

The Greek government has changed plans in its quest for the return of the Parthenon Marbles after the country’s culture minister said on Tuesday, that a diplomatic campaign would be launched instead to negotiate with the British Museum.

Ministry to Step Up Parthenon Marbles Battle

Next year marks the 200th anniversary since the British Parliament agreed to the concession of the Parthenon Marbles to the British Museum.

UK Press Turns Provocative Over Parthenon Marbles Issue

Hours after the Greek government announced that it would not seek legal action against the British Museum and the British government for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, the Telegraph started off its story claiming that Greece finally “acknowledges that the British Museum is...

Parthenon Marbles to Return to Greece… ‘Now or Never’

The time has come for the Greek government to decide whether it wants to take legal action for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, currently held by the British Museum, according to a confidential legal memo the three lawyers representing Greece, sent the culture ministry.
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