Dialogue between Serbia and its former province of Kosovo is at a standstill, with no movement since last year when both sides signed agreements with the United States regarding economic normalisation.
Kosovo officials want UNESCO to remove four orthodox monasteries from danger list; Zeljko Trkanjec; Euractiv
Kosovo leaders have criticised the decision to include the famous Serbian Orthodox Decani Monastery on a list of the seven most endangered sites in Europe, calling it unnecessary.
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.
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Russia’s OSCE envoy Aleksandr Lukashevich says Albanians in Kosovo are trying to impose an economic blockade of the Serbian Orthodox Church.
Tanjug reported this, citing TASS.
“The Serbian Orthodox Church still faces mistreatment. Kosovo Albanians are trying to impose an economic blockade on it, to deprive it of its property and all means of subsistence,” the Russian diplomat told a session of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna on Thursday.
Lukashevich cited the controversies over the Visoki (High) Decani monastery, which is designated by UNESCO as a heritage site in danger.
“Local authorities ignore various decisions, including court rulings, which confirm the monastery’s property right to the adjacent territory. In addition, a monastery in Djakovica was recently besieged by radicals, and police had to intervene and deliver food and other necessities to nuns,” he is quoted as saying.
Lukashevich told the meeting that Russia expects OSCE to step up its efforts “to counter the radical nationalism among Kosovo Albanians.”
“Abetting radicals will lead to new problems for Serbia’s Kosovo and for bordering states,” he said.
Primarily due to human impact on the environment, these UNESCO heritage sites are quickly disappearing.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are important cultural and natural places that preserve the history or nature of a place or country. UNESCO recognizes the way in which people and nature interact and the importance of preserving the balance between the two. While the United Nation compiles a list of heritage sites, it also has another list of sites that are considered to be in danger of losing their heritage status. The list of endangered world heritage site creates awareness on the threat to the features for which a property was listed as a heritage site and to challenge the governments to take action to rescue and protect the sites.
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2016 was a year of changes for me. It was the first year I haven’t been living on the road since I started traveling full-time in 2007. I got an apartment in December 2015 which meant I had a place to go in between trips this year. It has radically changed how I travel and how I get work done. Oddly enough, I traveled more in 2016 than in did in 2015 even though I wasn’t on the road full-time.
This year I also made the big switch from Nikon to Sony. I had some minor issues with the change, but overall I was quite pleased with the quality of the results this year. All of the images I took in 2016 were taken with my Sony a7rii or a6000.