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Brexit

Hundreds of art organisations outraged as UK withdraws from €1.46bn Creative Europe fund

More than 680 cultural figures and institutions sign open letter over decision they believe "threatens an impoverished future for British creativity"

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Olafur Eliasson

Olafur Eliasson will create 'pan-European' work of art for Germany's EU presidency next year

The project, which is to be designed with participation from children and young people, will be supported by the Goethe Institute

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European Union

EU adopts new rules on cultural heritage imports

Regulation is designed to protect against smuggling and cut off a source of terrorist financing

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Art market

French trade warns of VAT ‘disaster’

Warnings that the French government's proposed VAT hikes will undermine the country's standing in the global art market

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Environment

Shining a light on environmental directives

European Union “green” guidelines create new conundrums for museums and artists

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April 2005

Comment: droit de suite in the EU is bad for all art markets—and the artists it is meant to help

The British Art Market Federation chairman on Artists' Resale Right representing a serious challenge to market competitiveness in 2005

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Art market

Droit de suite is pushing art sales away from Europe

New report concludes that the levy mainly benefits artists’ estates

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France

Franco-German accord on cultural diversity

Accord reflects fear of American cultural imperialism

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Warsaw celebrates its European future by wrapping the Palace of Culture and Science

It will encase its tallest building in gold cloth

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Mount Athos

Religious tradition dating back to the early Church under attack through the Schengen agreement

UK Charity Commissioners want access for women to Mount Athos

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Restoration

Reviving a war-torn city

A plan to reconstruct Mostar's historic centre

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European Union

Tighter copyright legislation for EU nations?

Even the most hidebound museum or public institution has now woken up to new technologies

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Raphael looks after the arts: The EU's new programme for arts and heritage

While many details are yet to be fine-tuned, it should be ready to protect Europe's cultural treasures by the end of the year

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Art law

Art lawyer Quentin Byrne-Sutton: "It is not acceptable that works be classified as national patrimony merely to fill gaps in public collections"

The European courts must decide what is a "national treasure"

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Restitution

European Parliament approves the Directive on the Restitution of Cultural Goods

There are concerns however about how effective or restrictive this regulation will be

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Restitution

Agreement reached on EEC exports and restitution

The Regulation to enter into force by the end of March, the Directive in October

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Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A recruits European talent

Dr Norbert Jopek to join Sculpture department

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Restitution

Ministers for the Arts meet to discuss art exports under new EEC regulations

Dondelinger proposes uniform controls on external borders and a restitution system