The British government may not meet the March deadline for responding to the UNESCO mediation request. As a result Andrew George MP will be filling an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons on Monday 9th March calling for the UK to respond to the mediation request and to take positive action for the return of Parthenon sculptures to Greece.
The UNESCO mediation process was initiated by Greece in the summer of 2013. Since then the British government has not given a formal response while representatives of the British museum have re-stated that there is no intention of returning the Parthenon Sculptures to Greece. In November of 2014, Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum, mirrored these sentiments in an interview when he stated that he did not believe the sculptures would ever be returned to Greece.
Read the full article from The Independent here.