Greek Culture Ministry: Legal Action is One of Many Options Available for Parthenon Marbles’ Repatriation

Nikos Xydakis

Seeking legal action is only one of the options available to Greece on the issue of the return of the Parthenon Marbles, Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Thursday, following his statement on Wednesday that the government will not sue the British Museum on the issue.

Asked about Greece ’s strategy on the issue, the minister said: “Legal opinions are extremely useful and reinforce Greece ’s arguments for the return of the Parthenon Marbles, but the Greek government has never stated it is committed to initiating court proceedings in the near future.”

He added that “legal action is just one of the many paths opening before us” and that the struggle through diplomatic and political means has yielded “impressive results” already.

Xydakis also noted that public opinion in Britain is in favor of the return of the Marbles.

(source: ana-mpa)