A new OSCE report says that cultural and religious heritage sites in Kosovo have been targeted by thieves and damaged by vandals, and urges the authorities to strengthen the police force’s capacities to protect them.
The Kosovo government has strongly criticised a European cultural heritage organisation, Europa Nostra, for insisting that a medieval Serbian Orthodox monastery is an endangered site.
A Cambridge cultural specialist’s claim that she was barred from discussing the monastery at Decan at an international conference in Peja has caused a heated debate about free speech.
On World Heritage Day, UNESCO championed the embracing of diverse and multifaceted histories in the protection of cultural heritage, but this is not an approach that international organisations have ever deployed in Kosovo.
Forty Kosovo CSOs have expressed discontent with moves to add a medieval orthodox Monastery to a list of endangered sites in Europe.