From: Exit Staff
MEPs Call on EU to Take a Stand on Albanian National Theatre Demolition

Twenty Members of European Parliament have called on top EU leaders to condemn the demolition of the National Theatre in Tirana.

The letter is addressed to EU High Representative Josep Borrell, Culture Commissioner Mariya Gabriela, Development Commissioner Oliver Varhelyi, and EC Vice President Margaritis Schinas. They are asked to take a clear stand on the issue of the Theatre and to promote policies in defense of cultural heritage.

“European values ​​must be shared and protected. Therefore, we call on your vigilance regarding the treatment of the cultural heritage sector in Albania. We urge you to take a clear position as the EU on this issue. As a start, condemning the demolition of the historic building and promoting a policy for the protection of cultural heritage in neighbouring countries,” reads the letter.