Greece will not go to court over Marbles, says minister

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Diplomacy rather than litigation will help Greece win its claim for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum, Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis said in an interview on Wednesday.

Greece will not go to court over Marbles, says minister
Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis says he has not ruled out court action
 for the return of the
ancient Parthenon Sculptures from the British Museum in London, 

but
diplomacy still seems the most effective option {Credit: Kathimerini]

“On the one hand, you can’t file a suit over any issue, and, on the other, the outcome in international courts is never certain,” Xydakis said.

Greece will not go to court over Marbles, says minister
Greece’s Alternate Minister for Culture Nikos Xydakis during an interview
 with reporters in Athens [Credit: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis]

“The way to winning back the Marbles is diplomatic and political,” he said in response to a report by the British firm of cultural heritage lawyers Norman Palmer and Geoffrey Robertson, urging Greece to take swift legal recourse.

Source: Kathimerini [May 13, 2015]

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