By Leon Symons, December 18, 2008
Germany has pledged there will be no time limit for descendants of Nazi victims to reclaim looted art.
Federal Commissioner for Culture, Bernd Neumann, told a two-day conference in Berlin that the government had rejected calls from some museums to impose deadlines.
The conference, Taking Responsibility, was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Washington Declaration, in which 44 countries agreed to identify and return Nazi-looted art.
Assessing how much progress had been made, Mr Neumann admitted that German museums and collections had been dragging their heels.