Germany Passes Controversial Cultural Heritage Legislation

artnet News | Henri Neuendorf:

Despite protest from all quarters of Germany’s art scene, the country’s parliament, the Bundestag, approved the passage of the controversial cultural heritage protection legislation today, reports Deutsche Presse-Agentur. The ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and its coalition partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), voted for culture minister Monika Grütters’s proposed amendment without challenge from the opposition, which abstained… Read more

Image: State Minister Monika Gruetters (CDU) arrives for the weekly German federal Cabinet meeting in June  2016 in Berlin, Germany. Courtesy of Adam Berry/Getty Images