One draft law on protection of cultural heritage in Ohrid was presented before UNESCO representatives in Baku, while another one is being considered in the Parliament.

Eighteen NGOs have alarmed because, as they say, the insertion of new members who contradict the fight for the protection of our tourist pearl, TV Kanal 5 reported.

They criticize the amendments that envision the Council for the Ohrid region to vote all the recommendations with Badinter majority. They think that this will open the way for political actors to directly influence all decisions of the Council. They urge the Ministry of Culture to immediately withdraw the draft law because the text does not correspond to the one for which the last public debate was held.

Minister without portfolio, Edmond Ademi. who led the government delegation in Baku, denies the allegations and says the latest version, which was adopted in April at a government session, was presented.