A Future for Kosovo's Past
There is an urgent need to change course and reverse decades of destructive policy towards the past. It is urgent for three main reasons:
- Unless the destruction of Pristina's (and Kosovo's) cultural heritage is halted now, there will be little to preserve for future generations;
- Unless the Serbian government returns the archive of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments, its position of being concerned for cultural heritage in Kosovo is not credible;
- Unless the Kosovo government and civil society demonstrate that the commitment to European standards is backed up by the will to enforce these standards, Kosovo's position for status talks on cultural heritage is not credible.