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E – Petition for the Return of the Parthenon Sculptures (With Video)

October 21, 2010

ATHENS, Greece, October 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — After an impressive
start of 134.000 citizens from around the world having singed the e-petition
for the return of the Parthenon sculptures, initiatives and actions are now
being intensified to inform the public and enhance participation. The aim of
the campaign is to collect 1,000,000 signatures by December 31st, required to
set the matter in the European Parliament and thus create international
pressure for the return of the sculptures.

The petition voting page along with the promotional video can be found
at: http://www.bringthemback.org/.

The idea of the petition came from two young girls, Valia and Aspa
Papadimitriou
who -after Valia’s trip in London and visit to the British
Museum- have decided to utilize the power of social media and develop the
campaign “BRING THEM BACK!” through ActClick.gr social network.

The ultimate goal of the petition, which is sponsored by METAXA, is to
create a citizens’ movement that unites the voices of everyone who believes
this request for the return of the Parthenon sculptures is fair.

`The campaign represents a declaration from citizens around the world,
about their own cultural values in the 21st century’ said the campaign’s
ambassador, Mr. Nikos Aliagas, `as such, we hope to reach our voting target,
promote the efforts of all committees that have contributed to the cause and
submit the results of the campaign to the Greek authorities and the British
Museum’.

About METAXA – the Proud Sponsor of Bring them Back

METAXA is one brand recognized by millions of people in more than 60
countries; a brand utterly connected to Greece, its country of origin; a
brand that remains true to the vision of its founder, Spyros Metaxas. Social
responsibility and Greek culture have always been an important part of
METAXA’s heritage which expands in three centuries. In its modern history,
METAXA is often inspired by the values of Greek culture by supporting
institutions and initiatives which promote it within and beyond the borders
of Greece. Within the scope of this vision also lies the support of METAXA to
“BRING THEM BACK!”. For METAXA the reunification and restoration of the
monument – symbol, of the Parthenon, constitutes the restoration of ideals,
values and models that apply not only to the Greek, but to the global
civilization.

    Media Contacts:
    Eleni Stefanidou,estefanidou@hillandknowlton.com,
    Marina Psychari, mpsychari@hillandknowlton.com
    Tel: +30-210-6281800

SOURCE METAXA


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