Saturday, December 13, 2008


The Northern Epiriotic Associations and Clubs of Greece will organize an open debate for the matter on the Northern Epirus future, with the participation of the President of «Omonoias» Vassilis Bolanou and the president of HURP, (the Party which supports politically the Greek Minority in Albania) Evangelos Ntoules.

The meeting will take place on Sunday December 14 at 11.00 am in Hotel «Park» on Alexandras Avenue 10, Athens.

All northern epiriotes are invited to participate. In the meeting will be take part many Greek politics and represents of Greek diaspora in USA , Europe and Australia.
According to the greek newspaper "Elefterotipia" unknown origin of slogans written in Albanian were lying around in places around the Polytechnicum near the center of Athens. On the one hand, saying «POLICA DERRA VRASES» and other «HAKMARJE PER DREJTESI».

As resulted, after sufficient reflection, all Albanians who did the translation, the closest version of «HAKMARJE» in Greek is the "Vendeta". So the «HAKMARJE PER DREJTESI» means: «Vendeta for justice».
While the version translated to «POLICA DERRA VRASES» was direct to: «Pig killer police».

Anyway, even the inquiring of violented protests are clouse for the greek media, until now does not result any implication of albanian emigrants.

Friday, December 12, 2008


According to albanian newspaper "PANORAMA" the Greek FM spokesman Georges Komoutsakos expressed his opinion about the seven points of the Greek organization of Albania "Omonia" adressed to Albanian government.
Komoutsakos said that: "the pretention of the president of "Omonia" Vassilis Biollanos is absurde and the greek parliament will vote very soon the agreemnet with Albania".

The response of Komoutsakos is considering from Greek annalists who live in Albania as iresponssibile and call the Greek Government to verify any declaration from Foreign Ministry spokesman to the Albanian Newspaper "Panorama".

The Greeks of Albania has been often shocked by some irresponsible declarations of closer collaborator of Foreign Minister Dora Bakogianis about the Greek minority of Albania.

Youths firebomb Athens courthouse as riots enter fifth night

Greece's center-right government struggles to survive violence. A previously scheduled general strike shuts down most transportation.
By Maria Mikalef and Sebastian Rotella December 11, 2008
Reporting from Athens and Madrid -- Hooded youths attacked the Athens courthouse with firebombs Wednesday and a general strike by labor unions shut down most of the country as nationwide urban unrest entered its fifth night.

The worst riots in years, sparked by the fatal shooting by police of a 15-year-old boy Saturday, have left Greece's fragile center-right government fighting for survival. The strike by about 100,000 workers shut down most transportation as well as banks and hospitals.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


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Rule of Law, Private Property and Minority Rights
A recent flare up near Loukovo, one of the towns in the predominantly ethnic Greek province of Cheimarra (Albanian, Himara) over questions of property rights suddenly raises questions about the nature and extent to which the Albanian government, headed by Prime Minister Sali Berisha, has accepted basic democratic values such as the primacy of the rule of law, property rights and the basic human rights of ethnic minorities.

Indeed there is a clear sense that economic development (which ironically also was a major priority for the late and unlamented Communist regimes, their failures in this field notwithstanding) is used as a cover for organized violation of property rights and illegal seizures of property (even by Albanian law), which in turn are used to pressure the ethnic Greek minority.

Albania condemns Omonia's memorandum

Albanian government denounced the Memorandum of Omonia - Association of Greek minority in Albania - Makfax correspondent said on Thursday.
The memo calls on Greece not to ratify the Stabilization and Association Agreement (SAA) between Albania and the European Union as long as Albania grants administrative autonomy to Greek minority in Vorio Epi, southern Albania.

Prime Minister Sali Berisha labeled the memorandum "extremist outburst" and urged the Greek government not to cave in to Omonia's demands."Greek minority in Albania enjoys all rights it has been entitled to, and these rights will be expanded if it is necessary," Berisha said.

Some lawmakers in Albanian parliament called for indictment against Omonia leader Vasil Bolano, who is also a mayor of Himara. //12.11.08

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ill. Gov. arrested in Obama successor probe

CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested on Tuesday on charges that he brazenly conspired to sell or trade the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by President-elect Barack Obama to the highest bidder.

Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field, according to a federal criminal complaint. In return for state assistance, Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired.

A 76-page FBI affidavit said the 51-year-old Democratic governor was intercepted on court-authorized wiretaps over the last month conspiring to sell or trade the vacant Senate seat for personal benefits for himself and his wife, Patti.

Monday, December 8, 2008


Tow week after the declaration, the Albanian press informs the opinion for the decision of Omonia into a memorandum to stop from the Greek parliament the SAA with Albania.

Considering the violence protest in Greece as Albanian of 1997, the Albanian press has forged that an political decision of Omonia tow weeks ago addressed to the Greek parliament about the agreement which will vote for the joint Albania to EU.

According to "Gazeta Shqiptare" the seven points of Omonia (The Greek ethnic organisation of Albania) addressed to the Greek parliament are the condition of Albania to acept the civil and politically rights of Greeks to live under a Territorial autonomy known as Northern Epirus in Southern Albania.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Athens, Rioting after teenager shot by police

Rioting broke out in Athens and other Greek cities in the early hours of Sunday, after news began to spread of a teenager's death at the hands of police in the Athens district of Exarhia the previous night. The 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest and died of his injuries shortly after being taken to hospital. The incident occurred shortly after 9:00 on Saturday night when a police patrol car responding to a call in the Exarhia district was surrounded by a gang of 30 youths belonging to leftist, anti-establishment groups that started throwing stones and bits of wood.

The two special guards in the patrol decided to pursue the youths and, in the ensuing fracas, one of them fired his service revolver to disperse them, injuring the 15-year-old highschool student. The officer who fired claims he shot twice in the air and once at the ground and that the bullet that injured the boy must have ricocheted.

The two officers have been placed under arrest, while Deputy Interior Minister for public order issues, Panagiotis Hinofotis, immediately initiated action to place the pair on suspension, as well as their supervisor at the Exarhia police station. Police headquarters said that an investigation was underway to determine whether the events had occurred in the way described by the two officers, while an autopsy has been order to confirm their claim that they did not shoot directly at the victim.