EU Defends Greek Minority Rights against Rama, But Ignores the Plight of Albanians

EU Defends Greek Minority Rights against Rama, But Ignores the Plight of Albanians

In the past four years, Rama’s government has ruled arbitrarily, especially in the area of urban development. There hasn’t been any transparency, any information, or public involvement in the decision making process, the right of ownership and other fundamental rights and freedoms haven’t been respected, and Rama’s government has undertaken hundreds of urban projects without disclosing […]

Albanians Become “Fifth Mafia Clan” in Italy

Albanians Become “Fifth Mafia Clan” in Italy

In the article “Tons of Drugs from the Sea, the Traffic of the Camorra in Marche and the Arrest of Andrea Reccia,” Giuseppe Bommarito, an Italian journalist well known for his coverage of the drug trade in the region of Marche, describes how the Balkan road across the Adriatic sea, used for the transport of […]

Haradinaj Mandated as New Prime Minister of Kosovo

Haradinaj Mandated as New Prime Minister of Kosovo

After the election of the new Speaker of Parliament Kadri Veseli, Ramush Haradinaj has been mandated to form a new coalition government in Kosovo. During a press conference, Haradinaj, who was also Prime Minister between 2004 and 2005, stated in a press conference: From today there is no longer an institutional blockade. We have a […]

Kadri Veseli Reelected Speaker of Kosovo Parliament

Kadri Veseli Reelected Speaker of Kosovo Parliament

Kadri Veseli has been reelected Speaker of the Parliament of Kosovo. His election comes after the Behgjet Pacolli decided to abandon his pre-electoral coalition and join the winning coalition led by Ramush Haradinaj. This allowed for a majority of 62 votes in favor of Veseli’s candidacy. The parliamentary session of today picks up from the […]

Merkel Will Ask EU to Suspend Talks with Turkey

Merkel Will Ask EU to Suspend Talks with Turkey

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will ask the European Union to stop its accession talks with Turkey. During a television debate yesterday evening, Chancellor Merkel stated: I don’t see Turkey becoming a member [of the EU], I never believed such a thing can happen. She added that she would speak with other EU leaders to see whether […]

Greek FM Opposes Himara Masterplan

Greek FM Opposes Himara Masterplan

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs publicly opposes the new masterplan of Himara, which was approved yesterday by the Municipal Council. In a response to a journalist’s question, MFA spokesperson A. Yennimatas stated: The Albanian authorities appear to regard the violation of the Greek minority’s rights as more important than the country’s European course. The Greek […]

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