The Council of the European Union and the fight against illicit trafficking of Cultural Property

New European Union Council conclusions have been approved (Brussels, 10 June 2020).

The document highlights that “Furthermore, bearing in mind that terrorist groups are generating income from trade and illicit trafficking of cultural property, including that stolen and looted from archaeological sites in conflict zones, while also taking into account the lessons learned in EU operations and missions, the Council invites the EU to reflect on how to assist further affected countries to protect their own cultural heritage, including using relevant tools and measures from Interpol, WCO, UNESCO and FATF. ”

The full text is available here