German Parliament passes controversial law to protect culture

July 8th, 2016|Geen categorie|

Collectors, dealers and high-profile artists campaigned hard against the tightening of import and export rules by the German Parliament. Catherine Hickley reports: The German upper house of parliament today (8 July) passed a law aimed at tackling illegal trafficking in looted antiquities and protecting German national heritage, introducing what dealers call the most stringent import [...]