Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Critic" a report on Greece by STRATFOR

Athens need the new geopolitical national interests of Greece on Balkans

Strong misunderstanding as that for the next three years only geopolitical, economic and social ills, the worst since the founding of the Greek state in 1830, which also believes that modern Greece is in terms of alliances in an even worse position than it was before the Revolution of 1821. Feature is the report of Stratford, which conclude by making the assertion that "Greece is the first time since 1820 that are really geopolitical problems.

The highly negative report of the institute that brings together some of the top U.S. geostrategic analysts who routinely pre-occupation with the STRATFOR employed in government positions (CIA, State Department etc.), provides for the short term the greek national future: Critical reduce the geopolitical role in the Balkan region, scripts totalitarian internal collapse, paralysis of political control, social upsurge in the use of violent practices, progressive detachment from the major powers, political instability significantly, and leaving the Eurozone!

And even the exit from the euro zone, says STRATFOR, will take place when other members of the eurozone assurance that they will have a serious impact on their economies."The three years will be decisive for the formation of modern post-revolutionary by the Greek State, the country's history,That is according to STRATFOR, Greece should be reconciled with the idea of geopolitics eclipse and not find a new role. Politically this evolution can not explain - everything according to the authors of the report. "However, the current economic crisis described and mainly from Western media as a result of Greek laziness, irresponsibility and surcharges in effect expands the perpetually unprofitable debt and internal and especially external debt of the country.

Continuing, analysts explain that "Greece, including addressing the real threat to the Aegean (SS acknowledge the threat, but do not understand the Greek equipment or do not understand the reasons behind them ...) had no alternative but be charged after the loss of interest by Western patrons partners "to fill that: "Today, Greece can not be dreaming that it can achieve its geopolitical fifth goal, namely the sovereignty of the eastern Mediterranean.

But some conclusions are: Greece has never sought dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean, but a strong presence, given the need to defend its national interests across where live Greeks on Cyprus and Balkan Region.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Albanian lovers of the classic dance can enjoy the ballet “Zorbas” with music by Mikis Theodorakis and Edmond Doko as its music conductor.
In the first night of the performance a few days ago, the president of the Albanian parliament and the ex- president and present consultant of the prime minister Sali Berisa, were present.

For this performance, which is supported by the embassy of Greece in Albania, two Albanian dancers who live and work in Greece were called. The ballet will be performed four times until the 30th of June, in the same place.

The manager of the Opera of Tirana underlined the importance of the Greek embassy’s contribution, not only for the realization of the performance but also for the important role that the greatest Greek musicians played in the early 90s in order for the Albanian musicians who immigrated to Greece to find a job in the Greek orchestras.

Freedom House: "Quiet Progress" Made in Balkans

Belgrade | 30 June 2010 |
Media independence was one of the factors observed
Media independence was one of the factors observed

The 2010 Nations in Transit report from U.S.-based watchdog Freedom House noted a general positive trend in democratic development over the past decade in the Balkans, in contrast to significant declines in Russia and other former USSR states.

In its annual report on the democratic development of 29 countries in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, the organisation noted declines in the democracy scores of 14 countries, including two in the Balkans.

Looking at key factors such as press freedom, governance, electoral process, civil society, judicial independence, and corruption, the report rated the countries on a score of 1-7, with 1 representing the highest level of democratic progress and 7 the lowest.

It noted that over the past decade Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia have made "steady gains" in civil society and electoral process". In 2009, Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia saw "modest improvements", while in Albania the report noted a slight decline in independent media and in Bosnia a decline in electoral process. Croatia and Montenegro, meanwhile, "held steady overall".

The report warned, however, that progress made over the past decade should not be taken for granted, especially in Bosnia, where it expressed concern over rising nationalism, and in Kosovo, where many challenges lie ahead for the country as it emerges from an international protectorate.

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Albanian opposition to boycott all votes in parliament over alleged election fraud

TIRANA, Albania — Albania's main opposition Socialists say they will start a new parliamentary boycott to protest alleged fraud in last year's general elections.

The Socialists, who control 65 of the house's 140 seats, said Wednesday they would not attend any votes in parliament. They also threatened to resume street protests demanding a partial vote recount. Conservative Prime Minister Sali Berisha has refused the demand.

Earlier this year, the Socialists ended a six-month boycott of all parliamentary sessions and called off a three-week hunger strike by some of their lawmakers and supporters after international mediation to end the political crisis.

But no progress has been achieved.

Many key laws cannot be passed without opposition backing.