The “Wisdom of the Earth” case isn’t one of the “now or never” kind, and the Romanian state hasn’t given up the intention of exercising the preemption right on the work, Culture Minister Ionut Vulpescu told a press conference on Wednesday.
“One of the incorrect things that have been said along last year’s campaign was “now or never.” The entire campaign was thesis-like (…). It is not ‘now or never’. Whenever the “Wisdom of the Earth” is put up for auction, for sale, the Romanian state can exercise again the preemption right. The state doesn’t give up. However, in the terms it agrees on with the inheritants,” Vulpescu added.
Vulpescu underscored that the state has not given up on the idea of purchasing the work.
“We haven’t given up. But not just anyhow,” he underscored.