Kosovo’s rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site; Zenel Zhinipotoku & Llazar Semini; AP

Italian mediation on Thursday helped resolve a long-running dispute between Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian government and the Serb minority, allowing a highway project that will bypass a historic Christian Orthodox monastery listed as an endangered World Heritage site. Serb Orthodox leaders long protested works to greatly widen a road brushing the 14th Century Visoki Decani Monastery — one of Kosovo’s top mediaeval Serbian monuments.

Source: Kosovo’s rival communities reach deal on World Heritage site

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