Return of illegally exported cultural objects: simpler rules approved by culture MEPs

11 Apr 2014 7:34 AM | Anonymous

Return of illegally exported cultural objects: simpler rules approved by culture MEPs

CULT Press release - Culture10-04-2014 - 15:27
An expert from Bulgaria's National History Museum shows an ancient coin, featuring Alexander The Great. ©BELGA_AFP_N.DOYCHINOV An expert from Bulgaria's National History Museum shows an ancient coin, featuring Alexander The Great, at a news conference in Sofia on June 16, 2011. Canada returned 21,000 illegally excavated and smuggled coins to Bulgaria. ©BELGA_AFP_N.DOYCHINOV

An informal deal with Council on revised rules to help member states recover cultural objects unlawfully removed from their territory was endorsed by the Culture and Education Committee on Thursday by 14 votes to one.


Several EU countries, such as Italy, Poland, France, and Germany and Romania, have suffered serious thefts and illegal exports of cultural heritage goods since the single market was created.

http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/content/20140407IPR42640/html/Return-of-illegally-exported-cultural-objects-culture-MEPs-back-simpler-rules

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