Famed Artist Christo Wins Case against Bulgaria in Strasbourg

Society | April 25, 2013, Thursday // 09:29|  views

Bulgarian-born artist Christo (L) seen with an unidentified person visits the German Historical Museum in Berlin, Germany, at the end of 2010. Photo by EPA/BGNES

Bulgarian-born Christo-Hristo Yavashev, the world famous avant-guard artist, and his brothers Anani and Stefan have won a court battle in Strasbourg against Bulgaria.

The European Court has sentenced the country to pay the Yavashevs EUR 20 000 in compensations for violating their property rights on a family real estate in their native city of Gabrovo in central Bulgaria.

The brothers have restituted ownership on a house in downtown Gabrovo. The building is used by the City Hall, which not only refused to pay rent or purchase the property, but even filed a claim to revoke the restitution. This has prompted Christo, his brothers Anani, who is a known actor in Bulgaria, and Stefan to seek their rights in Strasbourg.

The European Court has ruled that Bulgaria must compensate the family for inflicted material and non-material damages. In addition to the EUR 20 000, the State must also pay EUR 1 677 in court expenses.

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Tags: Christo, Bulgaria, European Court, Strasbourg, Hristo Yavashev, Anani, Gabrovo, property, damages


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