We condemn the Nighttime demolition of the National Theatre in Tirana

We condemn the authorities action and police violence in Tirana and call on PM Rama to stop the illegal demolition of the National Theatre, to stop the violence against artists and activists and engage in dialogue with all stakeholders including Europa Nostra and the Institute of the European Investment Bank which are supported by the European Commission and stand ready to help.

The National Theatre has been listed as an endangered European heritage site.

We also call on PM Rama to heed to the appeal of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel and refrain from irreparable damage.

May we remind the Albanian government at this stage of the 15 conditions it has to fulfil in order to start the accession negotiations…

MEP Michael Gahler, EPP

MEP David Lega, EPP