Friday, September 4, 2009


Photo: President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias received elementary pupils from the Arsakeio School of Tirana, Albania

The Greek school in Tirana "Arsakeio" increases the price this year to up 20% for 200 children from Northern Epirus. The decision is opposed by parents, who think that they will attempt to communicate with the Greek government to cut the taxes for children who are studying in Greek schools in Albania.

"Arsakeio" in Tirana is the only private Greek school in Albania in which the children of northern epiroteans, pay higher taxes, even the Greek government and the President of the Hellenic Republic have declared that the education system of children of northern epiriotes is free.

This year the taxes for "Arsakeio" are increased to 1650 $, without including the books and other taxes.
Tirana - Preshevo, agreement for education system

Tirana welcomes 345 students from Presevo Waley

Albanian political parties and local institutions to municipalities of Presevo Valley have welcomed the decision of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Albania on the occasion of the assignment of quotas for admission of 345 students from universities Valley in the Republic of Albania.

The mayor of the municipality of Presevo Ragmi Mustafa stated that 345 could follow their studies in universities of the Republic of Albania on the occasion of the official publication of quotas for the registration of students from the municipalities Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja.

Remembering. September 4, 1923

The Italians occupied after Corfu, Paxos and Paxos. The occasion was the assassination in Northern Epirus Kakavia five Italians, members of the Allied Commission defined borders. The matter was referred for consideration to the League of Nations, while investigations show that provocation and Albanians are killers, hired by the Italian consul in Gjirokaster.

About two years after the end of World War I, Italy cast the mask and reveals the real intentions of the hegemony in the Balkans.

The climax of the moods of these was the review of policy towards the Albanian issue.
This Italy is returned to the policy of the 1913-1914 and 1917-1919, to promote a Greater Albania that would perform there, as the only protector of the significant economic, military and cultural influence.

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Albania, the Muslim World's Most Pro-American State

The Muslim World's Most Tolerant Nation

By Nathan Thrall

TIRANA, Albania—On a summer night in downtown Tirana, crowded cafes, restaurants, and nightclubs surround darkened old Politburo villas in an area known as "the block," where once only the highest Communist Party officials were permitted to roam. In this Muslim-majority nation, tan brunettes bare pierced midriffs, young men down shots of the national drink—a grape brandy called raki—couples make out on strobe-lighted dance floors, and restaurants serve loin of pork.

Although one of the poorest countries in Europe, where less than two decades ago almost no one owned a car, Albania soon became the world's per-capita Mercedes capital, thanks, in part, to an infamous mafia that made this land a haven for trafficking in everything from sex slaves, arms, heroin, and cannabis to organs harvested from Serbs abducted from Kosovo (or so several journalists and a former U.N. chief war crimes prosecutor have alleged).

Far from implementing anything resembling Sharia, the only ancient law still practiced here is the medieval Kanun, a code whose most famous prescriptions regulate the hakmarrje, or blood feud, the subject of Man Booker International Prize-winner Ismail Kadare's novel Broken April and the primary means by which Albanian clans and families can restore their honor. (Blood-feuding continues here to this day; a 2001 study cited government statistics classifying vendetta and revenge as the motive for 73 percent of the country's violent deaths.)

So fierce was the inter-clan fighting over the centuries that when a woman's father and brothers had all been lost to feuding, she was obliged by the Kanun to become the man of the house by swearing an oath of lifelong virginity. So sworn, a virgin kept her vow on punishment of death but was ever after treated by her compatriots as a man.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Μήνυμα ''Πρωινού Λόγου'' σε Ξέρα και ΣΙΑ για αντίδραση στις πρωτοβουλίες Μπερίσα !!!

Ενώ διακαώς επιθυμεί να εντάξει την Αλβανία στην Ενωμένη ΕυρώπηΚΟΝΤΡΑ Ο ΜΠΕΡΙΣΑ ΣΕ Ο,ΤΙ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟ!

Αλλάζει ονόματα Βορειοηπειρωτικών χωριών, εκχωρεί σε τρίτους περιουσίες Ελλήνων και αρνείται την ίδρυση Πανεπιστημίου από τον Αναστάσιο...
Ο Μπερίσα μετά την εκλογική του νίκη και αφού έχει εκμεταλλευτεί, όσο δεν χωράει άλλο την Ελληνική Μειονότητα, μέσω των πολιτικών της, φαίνεται πως σχεδιάζει συστηματικά τον αφανισμό του Βορειοηπειρωτικού Ελληνισμού! Ενώ πριν από τις εκλογές έκανε «επίθεση φιλίας» προς τους Βορειοηπειρώτες, τώρα θέλει να αλλάξει τα ονόματα των χωριών τους από Ελληνικά σε Αλβανικά, αφού δήλωσε στο υπουργικό συμβούλιο ότι υπάρχουν «ωραία Αλβανικά ονόματα που μπορούν να αντικαταστήσουν τις ξενόφερτες ονομασίες»!

Και όχι μόνο αυτό… Ετοιμάζει νομοσχέδιο, σύμφωνα με το οποίο όσες εκτάσεις δεν καλλιεργούνται από τους Μειονοτικούς, μετά από κάποιο χρονικό διάστημα θα παραχωρούνται σε άλλους... ακτήμονες για να τις αξιοποιήσουν. Δηλαδή η «δημοκρατική» κυβέρνηση Μπερίσα που βρίσκεται στην εξουσία και με ψήφους Βορειοηπειρωτών, κοντεύει να ξεπεράσει και τις μεθοδεύσεις του αλήστου μνήμης Εμβέρ Χότζα! Παράλληλα, και αυτό είναι το κωμικό στοιχείο της υπόθεσης, απηύθυνε πρόταση στο Κόμμα Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων του Βαγγέλη Ντούλε για μετεκλογική συνεργασία (!) αν και το ΚΕΑΔ μόλις πριν λίγες εβδομάδες κατέβηκε στις εκλογές συνεργαζόμενο με το σοσιαλιστικό κόμμα του Έντυ Ράμα.

Τόσο η «ΟΜΟΝΟΙΑ», όσο και οι υπόλοιποι Ελληνικής καταγωγής βουλευτές της Αλβανία θα πρέπει να αναλάβουν τις ευθύνες τους και άμεσα να αντιδράσουν. Όχι με ψιθύρους, αλλά με δυναμικό τρόπο.ΟΙ ΟΝΟΜΑΣΙΕΣΠαρά το ότι η Αλβανία επιθυμεί την ένταξή της στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, εν τούτοις σχεδιάζεται από την κυβέρνηση η κατάργηση των Ελληνικών ονομάτων των Βορειοηπειρωτικών χωριών. Θα μπορούσε κανείς να υποστηρίξει ότι η χρήση και του Ελληνικού και του Αλβανικού ονόματος, είναι ως ένα σημείο δικαιολογημένη. Και αυτό, γιατί τα Ελληνικά χωριά ανήκουν στην Αλβανική επικράτεια. Άλλο, όμως, αυτό και άλλο να επιχειρείται η διαγραφή των Ελληνικών ονομάτων.

ΚΟΝΤΡΑ ΣΤΟΝ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΟ!Επιπλέον με απόφαση του Υπουργικού Συμβουλίου της γειτονικής χώρας απορρίφθηκε η αίτηση του Αρχιεπισκόπου Αναστάσιου και Ελληνικών φορέων για την ίδρυση ιδιωτικού εκπαιδευτηρίου. Το πρόσχημα που χρησιμοποίησε το Συμβούλιο, προκειμένου να ματαιώσει την πρωτοβουλία ήταν ότι το εκπαιδευτήριο θα είχε ως επωνυμία την ελληνική λέξη Logo (Λόγο). Οπως ήταν φυσικό, η απόρριψη του ονόματος «Logo» και της προς έγκριση άδειας για ελληνικό εκπαιδευτήριο, έχει ενοχλήσει τους Έλληνες της Αλβανίας.Είναι μάλιστα χαρακτηριστική η απορία που εκφράζουν ομογενείς, πώς είναι δυνατόν να απορρίπτεται ένα εκπαιδευτικό ίδρυμα μόνο και μόνο επειδή έχει ελληνική λέξη στην επωνυμία του και την ίδια ώρα η ελληνικότατη λέξη «democracy» να χρησιμοποιείται στο όνομα της χώρας - Δημοκρατία της Αλβανίας (Democracy of Albania).

ΟΙ ΠΕΡΙΟΥΣΙΕΣΟ διωγμός των Μειονοτικών της Βορείου Ηπείρου αποτυπώνεται και σε νομοσχέδιο που ετοιμάζει η Αλβανική κυβέρνηση. Βάσει του νομοσχεδίου αυτού, εκτάσεις που δεν καλλιεργούνται από τους ιδιοκτήτες τους, θα παραχωρούνται για εκμετάλλευση σε τρίτους που επιθυμούν να τις καλλιεργήσουν. Οι πραγματικοί ιδιοκτήτες θα αμοίβονται με το 1/10 της παραγωγής.Αρπάζει, δηλαδή, το Αλβανικό κράτος στα φανερά τις περιουσίες των Ελλήνων της Βορείου Ηπείρου, αφού, ως γνωστόν, ελάχιστοι από αυτούς καλλιεργούν την γη τους. Είναι, όμως δυνατόν, μια χώρα που θέλει επίμονα να ενταχθεί στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση, να ακολουθεί τέτοιες αντιδημοκρατικές τακτικές; Π.Λ
Albania's new parliament to open Sept. 7

Anyway, OSCE is to make officialy a critic report of the Albanian Politic Elections of June 28, in the end of the week

Albanian President Bamir Topi says parliament will hold its opening session on Sept. 7 following the re-election of Prime Minister Sali Berisha's conservative government.
Berisha is also expected to announce his new cabinet that day.

His Democratic Party controls 70 seats in the 140-member parliament after the June 28 general election and has allied itself with the small leftist LSI party, which won four seats.
The opposition Socialists control 66 seats but have complained of serious voting irregularities.
International monitors are due to issue a report on the election next month, but have already cited political interference in the vote-counting process.
Topi made the announcement Monday.

Anyway,ODHIR & OSCE is to make officially the final report about the Albanian Politic Elections of June 28, 2009. According to information, the report will be very critic for the second period of elections which means that the Albanian elections continues to hold under negative consequences and democratic standards.

Actually NATO and Albanian Helsinki Committee have declared for the elections as: "No standards".
Kosovo is restless again

Anna Di Lellio, Monday 31 August 2009

The international community's policy of 'supervised independence' is looking ever more untenable

Under the "supervised independence" obtained in February 2008, Kosovo is restless again. The institutional architecture that oversees the Republic of Kosovo – an international civilian representative (ICR), the EU rule-of-law mission (Eulex), and the UN mission (Unmik) – always looked delicate. It is now beginning to crack.

For the first time since March 2004 the deep-seated public disaffection for the international presence in Kosovo is coming to the surface. Five years ago violent riots redirected the escalating Albanian frustration with the UN protectorate against the Serb minority. Then as now, officials misread early signs of tension.

Last week the Vetevendosje (Self-determination) movement damaged several Eulex cars. The spark for this action was a "protocol on police co-operation" signed by Serbia and Eulex. Eulex badly needed the agreement. It was supposed to establish the rule of law and public order. Instead it has faced local Serbs' violent obstruction in the northern region of Kosovo, and has done neither. Kosovo government officials did not appreciate what they believe is a breach of sovereignty. It did not help that the Serbian minister for Kosovo, Goran Bogdanovic, said in an interview that the protocol is evidence that Kosovo is Serbia.

It is very worrisome that a movement such as Self-determination, not so long ago committed to peaceful tactics of protest, has now embraced violence. More worrisome is that most Albanians who wholeheartedly condemned Self-determination's actions share the same deep contempt for the international presence in Kosovo. They see it as arbitrary and undemocratic. They have a point.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Securty News, Albania

Albanian - EU borders, NATO will decide to control

Albanian police go after traffickers

TIRANA, Albania -- Police have arrested a person suspected of illegally trafficking Albanians to Greece, local media reported on Sunday (August 30th). Arianit Pashaj was detained near the southeast town of Gjirokastra while transporting four people towards the border.

Authorities say he had charged each of them 1,500 euros. In other news, police in Vlora seized a motorboat Sunday suspected of being used to smuggle drugs into Italy. Two people were arrested.

Raising the illegal traffickers on the Albania -EU borders, Bruxelles is very preoccupied after the annual report claimed on May 2009, when the trafficking from Albania to Italy and Greece is became important proecupatiion both NATO and EU.

According to information, NATO is seeing the possibility to take under control the Albanian maritime border if Tirana does not take in consideration any escalation of trafficking to the EU borders,
Sali Berisha: "The Union of the Albanian nation is an unstoppable process"

Asked during the press conference to put his declaration for the unification of Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, said yesterday that: "we are a nation and have a common ideal, which is union of all Albanians".

Berisha said that this is an unstoppable process that complies with the European ideal of the nation. "The problem of unification of Albanians, on the basis of their European ideal, should be understood that luck a "Great Albania" with national ideal match and is completely identical with the European ideal of the Albanian nation. This is an unstoppable process, a process by which the Albanians will writes its history, the unification of the Albanian nation.

Berisha underlines that as first priority of Albanian diplomacy of the new Berisha - Meta government: "I will make every effort with the government of Kosovo, with the government of Macedonia to establish standards as soon as they enjoyed in the EU space, so that Albanians feel one and only one. I stress and stress, this has nothing to do with sovereignty. As anyone forget that you can think two or three Albanian nations", said Berisha during his conference.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fla. man agrees to plead guilty in ammo sales case

MIAMI — A U.S. military contractor accused in a scheme to illegally ship nearly $300 million in Chinese-made ammunition to Afghan soldiers has agreed to a plea deal that could send him to prison for up to five years.
Under the deal, prosecutors will drop 84 counts of wrongdoing in exchange for 23-year-old Efraim Diveroli pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. He could also be fined up to $250,000.
Diveroli was president and owner of AEY Inc., the Miami Beach firm awarded a $298 million U.S. Army contract in 2007 to provide the ammunition to Afghanistan. The contract forbade exporting Chinese ammunition, but prosecutors say the company did it anyway and claimed the rounds were from Albania.

AEY bought much of the ammunition from Albania's Military Export and Import Co., which had purchased huge amounts of Chinese ammunition from 1958 to 1974. Authorities say AEY then repackaged it to remove all traces of the Chinese manufacturer and provided the Army with written certification that the ammunition had come from Albania.

Congressional investigators also found in 2008 that AEY provided potentially unsafe helmets to troops in Iraq, failed to deliver 10,000 pistols to Iraq, and shipped inferior ammunition to U.S. Army special forces. The Pentagon and State Department have terminated or withdrawn numerous contracts with AEY over failure to perform, according to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

AEY has been suspended from future contracting with any U.S. government agency but is still listed as an active company with the Florida Secretary of State. Two other AEY employees, David Packouz and Alexander Podrizki, have also signed plea deals with the government. A case against a fourth man, Ralph Merrill, is still pending.
Sentencing for Diveroli is scheduled for Nov. 10.

The Associated Press.

Italy grants Albania funding for anti-pollution effort

TIRANA, Albania -- The Italian government will give Albania 750,000 euros to buy two ships specially outfitted to fight coastal pollution, local media reported on Wednesday (August 26th).

The aid, announced during the visit of an Italian delegation, will be used by the Albanian Military Sea Brigade to help protect the environment.

Italy has assisted Albania's marine and military forces since 1997 and has contributed significantly to efforts to achieve NATO standards.

Tirana and Prishtina are seeing the unification of the education system

For the second time that Albania and Kosovo joint the education system. The first time that was united during the Second World War, when Albania was undwr fascism ocupation.

The idea will be approved by the new government composed particularly for the integration of albanian nation, Berisha-Meta in September, 2009

Begins the "Great Dream" of unification of Albanian nation firstly to have a primer, a history and a common culture in Albanian areas may soon become reality. The declaration comes by the Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj.

But not only that. The strategy is available in Tirana. The debate on this is expected to begin immediately after the consolidation of the new government in Albania. The academic Mehmet Kraja says that this initiative is to do very son as possible, but the estimates as necessary. While for another Albanian academic and education expert, Dukagjin Pupovci hi says that is less likely that the education system can unite all Albanian lands, because these territories are located in five different states have their own specifications.

Firstly, the unification of programs and textbooks

"We as a people in urgent need to integrate two important segments of national and social life, it is culture and education", estimates Kraja. According to him, it's not normal that a small nation such as Albanians, despite living in different spaces divided politically, to have such different systems of education.

Kraja adds that the unification of curricula and textbooks has to do with politics, but with the obtaining of knowledge by the younger generations.

"We have to create a unique system of education. In such circumstances, we will have better quality textbooks, it enables the circulation of people, other studies from a university ...", he said.

Precisely this is the impact it hopes Education Minister Enver Hoxhaj, then have a unifying part of the educational system. Quality will increase significantly after unification, this minister is convinced Hoxhaj. According to him, Kosovo is very interested in that debate for the unification of the educational system throughout the Albanian lands to begin soon.

K. Albanians "pressuring EULEX"

30 August 2009 | 16:56 | Source: Beta

BELGRADE -- Disputes between the west and Kosovo over the EU mission "indicate a growing security challenge" for both, Stratfor think-tank writes.

The agency refers in its analysis to ethnic Albanian Self-Determination Movement and its leader Albin Kurti as "the leader of a Kosovo nationalist nongovernmental organization", and quotes his statement that demonstrations against EULEX would continue.

Earlier this week, 21 members of the movement were arrested after they demolished 28 EULEX vehicles parked in a Priština lot, in protest of an announced cooperation protocol between EULEX and Serbian police (MUP).

The analysis claims that tensions between Kosovo residents, that it refers to as "Kosovars", and the west "have been simmering for years", and that "the problem is not one that will be solved so long as EULEX remains in Kosovo".

"The latest uptick in anti-EU sentiment could foreshadow a serious problem for the Western law enforcement effort in the nascent Balkan state," says Stratfor.

The article continues to state that while "it is clear that Priština soured on the presence of international forces long ago" it remains "unclear" how far Kosovo Albanian leaders are prepared to go "towards using" groups like Self-Determination "to pressure EULEX to leave".

"Should Priština begin to openly support popular movements aimed at attaining complete sovereignty over Kosovo," the article continues, the West’s position in Kosovo "will become increasingly tenuous".

Reminding that first UNMIK and then EULEX were tasked with maintaining order in the territory, the agency writes that "Priština sees the EULEX presence as palatable only so long as it is confined to two policy missions: training the nascent Kosovo police forces to international standards, and containing the restive Kosovo Serb minority population. Beyond these two mandates, the raison d’etre for any international mission within its borders ceases to exist."

But, according to this, the west views the situation "much differently".

"Brussels fears that a Kosovo left to its own devices, with porous borders that span Albanian populated regions in Macedonia and Albania, rampant corruption and a lack of meaningful economic activity, would turn into exactly that. This would become a serious security threat to Europe. And that is why EULEX has shown no indications it is prepared to leave or abate its efforts to curb organized crime activity in Kosovo."

The analysis also looks at the support from the west for the ethnic Albanians' unilateral secession declaration – that it refers to as "Kosovo's independence" – and says it came because of foreign policy reasons "affected by geopolitics", and, "in relation to the existence of a belligerent Belgrade".

"Support of an independent Kosovo reduced Serbia’s size, territory and power projection, rendering it incapable of threatening its Balkan neighbors," says Stratfor, and adds that the west "never thought out fully what a Kosovar state would actually mean".

The agency believes that "Belgrade, meanwhile, is undoubtedly enjoying the show from the sidelines".

"For years, Serbia was cast as a pariah state by the west, one whose reputation was stained by the legacy of Slobodan Milošević," and its perpetual "failure" to apprehend "a slew of war criminals", says Stratfor.

"Lately, the mood toward Belgrade seems to be changing in the west, while ironically, it is Kosovo that has increasingly shown signs of antagonism toward those who made its independence possible."

But the article concludes that "the fact remains that no western powers wish to see Serbia regain control" over the province

Sunday, August 30, 2009

The socialist Party of Albania decided to boycott the Albanian parliament

August 29, 2009

The upcoming Congress of Socialist Party has decided to boycott the Albanian parliament

The initiative began inside the Congress when a group of former and current Socialist Party luminaries have - in an open letter relating to the upcoming party congress - asked party leader Edi Rama to pull out of the Socialist's leadership race following the movement's defeat in the June 28 parliamentary elections.

The Congress delegates in total 1500 member, have voted unanimity to don`t recognize any new government and other institutions of new Albanian parliament, since the election vote to be guarantied by Albanian authorities. SP Leader Edi Rama calls the Albanians in opposition to be ready for new massive protest against any government that is to be composed next days.

This is for the second time that the Socialist Party, has boycotted the Albanian parliament. On June 1996 for the first time the opposition, Socialist party denounced the violation of politic votes during the elections.