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Motion for a European Parliament resolution on a Europe of museums

The European Parliament,

 having regard to Part XV of Annex VI to its Rules of Procedure,

 having regard to Rule 143 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas culture elevates the spirit and is a source of individual and collective enrichment;

B. whereas our heritage is an integral part of our identity, which can be traced back thousands of years;

1. Draws attention to the role of museums in making art and culture accessible to as many people as possible;

2. Calls for the official designation of ‘European masterpiece’ to be introduced to promote and protect this heritage;

3. Calls for a European fund to be set up to help museums buy and repatriate European masterpieces;

4. Takes the view that this must be accompanied by the establishment of a group of experts covering all periods and categories of works of art.


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