Friday, April 24, 2009


PM Karamanlis must stop the trip in Tirana

Press Release of PM Andonis Georgiadis for the sentence of Vasili Bolanou

Friday, 24 April 2009 14:09 Athens

Spyridon - Adonis Georgiadis, as Representative of LA.OS on Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Greek Parliament declares that:

1. It is of national greek emergency to stop the planned trip of the Greek Prime Minister in Tirana, as a protest of Greece for the condemnation of the Mayor of Himara Vasili Bolanou

2. It is late for PASOK, which together with New Democracy Party, which staned in favor to vote in Greek Parliament in January and February, the continuation of accession negotiations of Albania in EU and joint as membership to NATO.

"The two parties have ignored the calls of all North Ipeiroton, our brothers to hear of the continuing and violation of human rights from the Albanian state", noted the statement of LAOS Party.


Excellency President of the Hellenic Government Mr Konstantinos Karamanlis

Great Maximous Herodes Atticus
19 10674 Athens GREECE

Your Excellency Mr. President,

The Epirotean Federation of America, which represents all of North and South America wish you welcome your decision to visit Albania next week. We believe that apart of relations between Greece and Albania, the visit will contribute effectively to improving the conditions for the Greek national minority.....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The transparency of an agreement.....

Photo: Rimini (Italy) Greek soldiers cemetery

Only tow cemeteries for Greek soldiers not four such was the Greek propose..

Athens "to satisfy with the agreement" of fallen while for the living "vorios epiriotes", they are suffering under oppression from the current regime of Tirana

According to albanian press, in Albania, will rise two cemeteries for 12,000 Greek solders fallen during Italian-Greek war in 1940-1941, and not as claimed by the official of Athens for more. The first cemetery was built already in Bularat, while the new will be built in Këlcyrë. This cemetery will take about 1610 square meters. They will be verified by a special commission, mix Greek-Albanian.

"The Greek side, have claimed to Albanian side a list of names of Greek soldiers fallen in Albanian territory, with an extension to the entire in southern Albanian ... taking into consideration their request for the establishment of two cemetery in Këlcyrë and Bularat, not consider their request for the establishment of other cemeteries in the Korce Ersekë "

Foreign Albanian Minister, Lulzim Basha, is responsible for the signed agreement between the two deputy ministers Defense of Greece and Albania. The Albanian side will not be easy to defer, without verifying all the cases of fallen, although the Greek government has given detailed information to soldiers remaining in our country in WWII. Also according to the project agreement the Orthodox Church will not occur with the voluntary initiative , which is excluded with intervention of Minister Basha from a consensus process, noted the Albanian press


Andreas Loverdou comment on the sentencing of Vasili Bolanou

The political spokesman of PASOK on Foreign Affairs, Andreas Loverdos, said the sentencing of V. Bolanou by the Court of Vlora: «We are obsserving political developments in Albania and sure what happened with the adoption of the decision of the Court of Avlona in condemning the president of Omonia and mayor of Himara, Mr. V. Bolano. We have evidenced of the enormous difficulties in the harmonization of Albania in the European legal and political culture.

Only one solution exists: the Albanian state, both the state and society itself, to remove the mistrust towards the Greek minority and to follow the cooperation according to european standarts. As PASOK, will monitor closely the developments in this issue .

Another Parliament Member of PASOK, Patulias has reacted about the sentence against Omonia leader Vasili Bollano, sending message to PM Karamanli to cancel the next visit in Tirana.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


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Also following the press release of PM Sali Berisha fort Bollanos Case

Reaction of Premier Berisha following Vlora Court ruling on Vasil Bollano. "Premier Berisha reacts following Vlora Court ruling on denying of political and electoral right of Himara Mayor Vasil Bollano"

Anyway, on the other side, Prime Minister Sali Berisha's statements have no credibility value on greek albanian ulterior relations.


The Himara union of Greece has send a strong message to the Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis which urge to cancel the visit programmed to TIRANA next days.
In a statement posted today in Athens, The Himara Union to the Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis requires that as a result of negative developments in the relationship with the Greek minority in Albania and especially with the court's decision to condemn the Albanian leader of the Greek minority in Albania Vasil Bollano, Athens must cancel the visit planed next days in Tirana.
Press Release



Άγιοι Σαράντα 21/4/2009ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥΤο Πρωτοδικείο Αυλώνας αποδεικνύοντας εμπράκτως την βαθιά διάβρωση, τις έντονες προκαταλήψεις και τη δυσκολία προσαρμογής σε δεδομένα κράτους δικαίου και μέλους των Ευρωπαϊκών δομών, προχώρησε στην καταδίκη του Προέδρου της ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑΣ και Δήμαρχου Χιμάρας σε εξάμηνη κάθειρξη και πρόστιμο των 500 000 Λεκ.Εκπληρώνοντας τις επιθυμίες του Εισαγγελέα Αυλώνας, ο οποίος έχει αποδειχτεί ότι είναι ενταγμένος σε μηχανισμούς που στόχο έχουν τη δίωξη των μελών της Εθνικής Ελληνικής Μειονότητας, με την ατεκμηρίωτη αυτή απόφαση το Δικαστήριο απέδειξε, ότι προτιμά την εξυπηρέτηση του κατεστημένου παρά την προσχηματική έστω εφαρμογή προχωρημένων αντιλήψεων περί ισονομίας και ισοπολιτείας για τα μέλη των Εθνικών μειονοτήτων.

Τα Δικαστήρια, υπό την πίεση ίσως μηχανισμών που συνεχίζουν να επιθυμούν την ένταση και την καταπίεση της Εθνικής Ελληνικής Μειονότητας αποδεικνύουν στην προκειμένη αλλά και με σειρά άλλων αποφάσεων, ειδικά αφορούσες τις ιδιοκτησίες των Ελληνικών κοινοτήτων, ότι προτιμούν αντί την εφαρμογή Συμβάσεων και Πρακτικών Ευρωπαϊκών, των οποίων η Αλβανία αποτελεί πλευρά, να εκτελούν τυφλά παλιές συνταγές.Η ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ άλλη μια φορά καταγγέλλει με όσες δυνατότητες διαθέτει το σκοταδισμό αυτό που καλύπτεται πίσω απ’ το πέπλο της δικαιοσύνης. Προειδοποιεί ότι χωρίς ριζικές αλλαγές νοοτροπίας, χωρίς ουσιαστική μεταρρύθμιση του κράτους σε όλες τις διαστάσεις που το αφορούν, δεν υπάρχει περίπτωση η ένταξη στο ΝΑΤΟ ή εξελίξεις στην ένταξη στην ΕΕ να λειτουργήσουν για τη βελτίωση της εσωτερικής κατάστασης για όλο το λαό της.Άλλη μια φορά να επισημανθεί ότι η συγκεκριμένη καταδίκη στο πρόσωπο του Προέδρου της ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑΣ αφορά το κάθε μέλος της Εθνικής Ελληνικής Μειονότητας και αποδεικνύει και για τον πλέον καχύποπτο ότι ο Ελληνισμός στην Αλβανία βρίσκεται υπό κλιμακούμενη δίωξη.

Έναντι αυτών των ύπουλων διώξεων ζητούμε όχι απλώς την καταγραφή τους αλλά και συγκεκριμένα μέτρα και υποδείξεις από Οργανισμούς και Κυβερνήσεις που στηρίζουν την Αλβανική Δημοκρατία στην πρόοδο της προς την εύνοια του Νόμου, το κράτος δικαίου και κυρίως την έμπρακτη εφαρμογή των δικαιωμάτων του ανθρώπου και των μειονοτήτων.Καλούμε δε την πολιτική μας εκπροσώπηση μέσω του ΚΕΑΔ να κλιμακώσει τις αντιδράσεις ώστε να σταματήσουν αυτές οι διακρίσεις και επιτέλους η Πολιτεία να προχωρήσει ως οφείλει σε θετικές ενέργειες που θα αποτρέπουν την δίωξη και την καταπίεση των Ελλήνων στις πατρογονικές εστίες τους.

Γραφείο Τύπου και Επικοινωνίας

The First Reactions of Greek Mayor Sentenced to Prison Vasil Bollano


The Human Rights Union Party (HURP) reacted strongly by his chairman Vangjel Doule; “the decision of Albanian Court to the chairman Vasil Bollano is a political trial with nationalist background and Albania showed that although NATO`s member is not acceptable to be punished the leader of the Greek community of Albania.

Vangjel Dule accused the Albanian political forces which used the Courts and Prosecutors for Albanian nationalist interests to punish exponent who protected the human rights, expressing the penalty against the Greek minority leader of Albania, is a political scandal for which we remember the time when the old system condemned leaders of the Greek community.


In a statement by the Himara Community, condemned attempts to hit the symbol of resistance of the human rights in Albania Vasil Bollano. The Greek minority leader and Mayor of Himara, has denounced flagrant violations of robbery lands and properties of the community of the Himara region. Often Bollano has raised the voices to international community for Tirana to respect the religious freedoms and civil rights of the Greek minority in the region of Himara .

Not only Vasil Bolano issue, but about other 15 himariotes citizens with old Hellenic origin, continue to be persecuted by Albanian Courts, which are in final stages for the robbery of the property and lands in the province of Himara, representing exactly a new genocide when Albania was jointed in the ranks of the NATO alliance.

"The Himara Community of Albania wants from the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the upcoming meeting that would hold with representatives of the Northern Epirus Federation in Washington, to take into consideration the alarming situation of violations of civil, political and religious rights of the Greek community especially in Himara region”, noted the statement of the Himara Community

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The President of "OMONIA" (The Ethnic Greek Community in Albania), Vassilis BOLLANOS condomned by Vlora`s Court sentenced 6 months in prison

Athens is observing every thing about the Trial in Vlora, while the greek Prime Minister Karamanlis could cancel the trip to Tirana previsted on Saturday

The Greek-American Lobby of USA particularly the Northern Epiriotic Federation, is intesifing the meeting with US Secretary Hillary Clinton to denounce the arrogance of Albanian institutions which continues to violate the human rights of the Greek Ethinc Minority in Albania, especially in Himara Region.

Such was previsted, The Vlora Court takes the decision to condemn the president of Omonia Vassilis Bollanos and Mayor of Himara Municipality, with 6 months in prison, 4 thousand Euro and 3 years not to be represent of public administrations. The decision is arbitrary and specified by the fascist tribunals of Albania, said the advocate of Vassil Bollanos, Petraq Curri.
The Mayor Vasil Bollano of the Region of Himara, ordered the removal of road signs in December 2007, arguing that the signs should also have been written in Greek, as he considers the area a Greek-minority zone

In addition the first reaction could be from Washington and Athens. According to the latest news, the greek PM Karamanlis may cancel his visit to Tirana previsted for next Saturday while Northern Epiriot Federation of USA will be held meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to inform everything on the situation of violence against human rights the Greek community in Albania especially in Himara Region.