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Greece/ 5.1 General legislation  

5.1.2 Division of jurisdiction

As re-iterated in Law 3028/2002, responsibility for the protection of antiquities and cultural heritage lies with the Ministry of Culture, effected through its central and regional services. According to its organisational framework (Presidential Decree 191/2003) the Ministry has also the responsibility to establish and fund policies in order to promote cultural life (creativity and access), a task it shares, increasingly, with arms-length organisations and bodies appointed by the Minister, such as the State Council of Museums. Local and regional governments have no official authority on cultural policy, but they are allowed to establish cultural arms (municipal companies) and plan and administer cultural programmes, through a mechanism of "programmatic contracts" signed with the Ministry of Culture.

Chapter published: 14-08-2015

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