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Parliamentary questions
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5 December 2018
E-005298/2018(ASW)
Answer given by Mr Navracsics on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-005298/2018

The European Commission regards the safeguarding and enhancement of cultural heritage with a high importance. In this regard one of the main objectives of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 is to encourage the sharing and appreciation of cultural heritage as a common European resource.

However, in accordance with the Treaties, the protection and promotion of cultural heritage are primarily a national responsibility, and action by the European Union is limited to encouraging cooperation between Member States and, if necessary, supporting and supplementing their action. Therefore, the Commission has no powers as regards providing free and free of charge access to European cultural sites.

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