On 22 November, the EU Council of Minsters for Culture agreed on a draft resolution, based on the legislative proposal by the European Commission from 30 August. It now has to be ratified by the EU Council of Ministers and the Parliament.
“European cultural heritage is the crown jewel that deserves to be seen and cherished around Europe. Therefore our presidency has made efforts to pave the way as quickly as possible for the European Year of Cultural Heritage to be held in 2018. We are pleased that today in the Council we have agreed on a general approach on this important decision that will put Cultural heritage once again into the spotlight. The unanimous support of member states clearly shows how timely this initiative is. We can now start negotiations with the European Parliament.” Marek Maďrič, Slovak Minister for Culture and President of the Council
Picture (left to right): Mr Tibor NAVRACSICS, Member of the European Commission; Mr Marek MADARIC, Slovak Minister of Culture; Mr Gunther OETTINGER, Member of the European Commission.
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