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The issue of not respecting the building permits in the Historic Center is continuing

29 December 2017

Despite the reaction of the civil society and cultural heritage authorities for not respecting the consent issued by the Regional Center for Cultural Heritage in Prizren for the building opposite the Sinan Pasha Mosque, construction activities in this building according to information received from RCCH, are continuing to be in contradiction with the building permit issued by municipality.

Local cultural heritage authorities have given consent for the renovation of the roof and the building in general, provided that the existing building structure is not violated. However, based on the RCCH observations it appears that instead of renovating the roof of the building there is an attempt to leave the upper floor open, eliminating the central part of the roof, as one of the characteristic elements of this building.

EC considers that this is the time that institutions that are responsible for the Historic Center to act more seriously for the full implementation of the legislation for this protected area.