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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.

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.

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.

Britain Turns Down UNESCO Mediation for Return of Parthenon Marbles to Greece

Greek authorities slammed the British Museum’s refusal to take heed of UNESCO’s offer to mediate on the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Athens, saying that the British side is unwilling to cooperate and adding that Greece will continue its efforts in “every possible way”.