Two years after a bulldozer first punched a hole in the PKO cultural venue in Bratislava, Mayor Milan Ftáčnik will ask Bratislava inhabitants for their opinions about the fate of the building, which is supposed to be demolished. The plans have evoked strong opposition from several groups, the Sme daily wrote. About 7,000 people have signed a petition calling for the preservation of the building.
Three days before last year’s municipal elections, then-mayor Andrej Ďurkovský granted full powers to a company called Henbury Development to demolish PKO. Bratislava City surrendered its rights vis-a-vis the project even though it owns the property. It is alleged that Ďurkovský acted without any approval from the city council.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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20. Apr 2011 at 10:00