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Businessmen Destroying Prizren’s History

Historic buildings destroyed, horrifies Britons

British Embassy believes that the old buildings in Prizren, which were destroyed in the last few days, were done so by businessman, to carry out illegal constructions.


The embassy sent a communication through the media has strongly condemned the damage of the old house belonging to the family in the neighborhood Shehu Tabakhane and former Yugobanka building, opposite the stone bridge.

“It is unfortunate that this happened immediately after the progress report of the European Commission underlined that ‘business interests often prevail over interests of cultural heritage’ and the report calls’ strong action to bar illegal buildings and constructions correct permits that have already been done “, said among other things in this reaction.

Embassy also announced it is collaborating with “Walk Differently” which monitors the transparency of the municipality of Prizren in expressing concern about this development.

Embassy urges central and local government, council Prizren cultural heritage and other relevant institutions to immediately start investigating cases and prevent the repetition of such great damage to other parts of the historical center of Prizren. / Voice /




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