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Wenceslas Square Renovation Stalled by Court

The Municipal Court in Prague annulled the decision by the Prague City Council to allow the revitalization of the lower part of Wenceslas Square, which included permission to build ramps into a private investor’s garage. The court sided with associations for the protection of cultural monuments.

The Klub Za starou Prahu and the association Pankrácká filed suit against the decision by City Hall to reject their appeal against the revitalization of the square. The suit claimed the procedure used to reject the appeal was illegal.

The dispute concerned the Culture Ministry’s role and specifically the intervention of then-Culture Minister Daniel Herman (KDU-ČSL), who reversed the ministry’s previous opposition to the garage ramp.

Read the full article here (Prague.tv) 

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