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Athens News Agency: News in English, 06-10-03

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Bill against antiquities smuggling in the wings

  • [01] Bill against antiquities smuggling in the wings

    A draft bill designed to enhance protection of Greece' ancient treasures and make it easier to arrest antiquities smugglers is expected to be ready within six months, Culture Minister George Voulgarakis revealed on Tuesday. In the meantime, the Culture Ministry was continuing contacts with the Italian Culture Ministry to exchange information and tactics regarding ways to combat antiquities smugglers.

    Voulgarakis also announced that a meeting later the same day between Culture Ministry officials and representatives of the Getty Museum to begin the second round of talks for the return of two ancient Greek artifacts that Greece believes were smuggled out of the country illegally.

    (ANA-MPA file photo of Culture Minister George Voulgarakis)


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