MEPs from 12 countries have sent a letter to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson requesting that the Parthenon Sculptures in the British Museum be returned to Athens.
According to skai.gr., 30 MEPs from various political factions call on Boris Johnson to change the legislation so that the British Museum can send the sculptures to Greece.
They stated that Brexit was “an opportunity for your government to send a message to the world that the United Kingdom while respecting its history, is looking to a future with renewed confidence.”
They call for the return of the masterpieces of classical Athens until the 25th of March 2021, i.e. the 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence in 1821.
The co-signing MEPs added: “With your knowledge and love for Greece and Greek history, we are certain that you believe that the Greek people have the right to make such a demand as part of their cultural heritage and identity – and to demand it wholeheartedly to see these sculptures back in Athens, where they were sculpted, erected and were in Greece for 2,300 of the last 2,500 years.”