12 March, 2004
LONDON 12/04/2004 (ANA/L. Tsirigotakis)
The city of Liverpool's elected municipal council ratified a resolution with 37 votes in favor and 4 against on Wednesday night, calling on the British government to return the Parthenon Marbles to Greece.
The position taken by Liverpool's municipal authority has a special significance since the city of Liverpool will be Europe's next cultural capital.
The resolution coincides with the intentions of British public opinion which, as recent opinion polls have shown, support as much as 81 percent the return of the Parthenon Marbles.
It is considered certain that the position taken by Liverpool's municipal council on the Parthenon Marbles will also be adopted by other municipal authorities in Britain as well, which will inevitably intensify pressures on the British Museum's management.
Source: Athens News Agency