30 MEPS Ask Boris Johnson to Return Parthenon Marbles to Greece

November 13, 2020

BRUSSELS — Thirty members of the European Parliament are asking for the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece in a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The MEPs, representing 12 EU countries, have agreed to begin pressuring the British Museum to return the marbles as Greece prepares to celebrate next year its 200th anniversary since the Greek War of Independence broke out, Eva Kaili, Eurodeputy for Movement for Change (KINAL) said in a statement explaining the initiative.

In their letter, the 30 MEPs say that a legislative act of the British government would allow the return by the museum and provide a message of goodwill to the EU, confirming the close ties of Europe and the UK ahead of the final Brexit agreement.

In a related development, 18 members of the US Congress also sent a letter to the British PM last month to respect the Greek wish for the retun of the marbles, stolen during the Ottoman occupation.


Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.


TNΗ’s Happenings of the Week by Eraklis Diamataris

NEW YORK – The National Herald’s Happenings of the Week as have been reported at the print and digital editions of TNH and presented by the TNH Editor Eraklis Diamataris.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.