[fyeg_gen-l] Press Release: Stop destroying parks now!

Ska Keller tique007 at web.de
Thu Aug 25 10:29:16 CEST 2005

 Press Release by the Federation of Young European Greens; 25th of August 2005


Stop destroying parks now, save green for future!

The Federation of Young European Greens is worried about the destruction of
another park in centre of Novi Sad. A huge park was destroyed over the
years, now city authorities are planning to build parking places on what is left of it!

Ska Keller, Spokesperson of FYEG says: "Another green spot will disappear in
the Novi Sad, despite the necessity of even more green lungs in the city, in order to improve the 

quality of air and the quality of life. Novi Sad city authorities should do their best to improve protection of 

green areas, not the opposite!"

Milan Mitrovic, Spokesperson of Zelena omladina Srbije, the Serbian member
organisation of FYEG, adds: "Green space is essential for the quality of
living. A city needs green parks for a decent life of the inhabitants. Green
spots remaining in Novi Sad, have to be protected and city authorities should
further develop them.

Marjan Novic, activist of Zelena Omladina Srbije from Novi Sad, says: City
authorities are still avoiding involvement of citizens in decision making
processes. Without any informing and consideration for the needs of inhabitants they are destroying the park. 

Even now, when it is clear that citizens don't need more parking places in that neighbourhood, constructions 

are continuing.

FYEG and Zelena omladina Srbije demand that the Novi Sad authorities take
into account environmental aspects in their construction plans. Furthermore,
we demand more involvement of the citizens: an information law should ensure
that they are well informed about what will be built in front of their door
and they should be asked about new construction projects in their area and
their concerns have to be taken into account.


Federation of Young European Greens

Ska Keller

ska at fyeg.org


Zelena omladina Srbije

Milan Mitrovic

milan at zeleni.org.yu

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