Saturday, October 10, 2009
Albania has asked for the return of the remains of its exiled king from France and those of Nobel peace laureate Mother Teresa from India, local media reported Saturday.
Prime Minister Sali Berisha said his government will establish a commission for the return of the remains of King Ahmet Zogu I and other royal family members, who were buried in a cemetery in France.
"King Zogu was an architect of the Albanian modern state, and one of the greatest and most distinguished personalities who made a major contribution to the history of the Albanian nation," Berisha told a press conference.
Berisha said his government has begun negotiations with India for the return of Mother Teresa's remains and that it will intensify negotiations so that they will be returned on the 100th anniversary of her birth in August.
King Zog was Albania's first and only post-independence monarch, reigning from 1928 to 1939. He fled Albania after it was occupied by fascist Italy during the World War Two, and died in France in 1961.
Mother Teresa was born in Macedonia to an ethnic Albanian family. She went to Calcutta, India, in 1929, as a Roman Catholic nun.
She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her dedicated service to the poor and infirm. She died in 1997 and was buried in Calcutta.
According to strategic annalists,George Papandreou targets the new diplomatic offensive regarding greek national issues and foreign policy interests focus, the challenges within NATO allies, Turkey and Albania.
James Stavridis, another Greek American famous General is appointed Supreme Commandant of NATO forces in Europe. The main challenge to NATO military expansion to Afghanistan, particularly the relationship with Russia and the Balkans. The Greek American Federation AHEPA, has given the title of the highest "Medal of Freedom" General James Stavridhis since 2006. Other personalities who have benefited this title are: Former CIA Director George Tenet, former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev and former U.S. President Candidate for Mihail Dukakis.
Friday, October 9, 2009
by Rick Rozoff
Europe may be perched above the precipice of its first armed conflict since NATO’s 78-day bombing war against Yugoslavia in 1999 and the resultant armed invasion of Macedonia from NATO-occupied Kosovo two years later.
With the formal accession of Albania into full NATO membership this April and the subsequent reelection victory (at least formally) of the nation’s prime minister Sali Berisha, the stage is set for completing the project of further redrawing the borders of Southeastern Europe in pursuit of a Greater Albania.
Preceding steps in this direction were the U.S.’s and NATO’s waging war against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia a decade ago on behalf of and in collusion with the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), a criminal violation of international law that terminated in the Serbian province of Kosovo being wrested from both Serbia and Yugoslavia.
50,000 NATO troops poured into Kosovo in June of 1999, accompanied by KLA leaders and fighters based in Albania, under the auspices of United Nations Resolution 1244 which among other matters condemned “terrorist acts by any party” and “Reaffirm[ed] the commitment of all Member States to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the other States of the region, as set out in the Helsinki Final Act and annex 2.” ............
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For the first time after 15 years, HRUP will be strong support to demonstrate the violation of votes and human rights in Albania
Widening a front of opposition parties who accuse the Prime Minister Sali Berisha for irregularities and fraud votes in the elections on June 28, the leader of HURP Egangelos Doules will declared the participation of his Party in the great demonstration with the opposition SP of Edi Rama Saturday in Tirana.
The front, joined the right parties as leaders Nard Ndoka, Dasamir Shehi and the lawyer Spartak Ngkelia.
During a meeting of leaders of opposition parties, other than Edi Rama participated also the PSD of Skender Gjinushi, the PDS Pascal Milios and members who left coalition of the LSI.
After the short meeting, Mr. Ev. Doulos said over all that "the time is asking a historical compromises that will focus on the strategic interests of the country and not the interests of the moment".
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The report also noted that only limited progress had been made in preventing money laundering, and in the fight against drug trafficking, which remained "a serious concern”. Albania is lacking an adequate court infrastructure, the report said, stressing that a “comprehensive reform strategy for the judiciary system is still missing”.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tirana 07 October 2009 Besar Likmeta
Tensions between Tirana and Belgrade flared in August after Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha spoke of the “national unification” of Albanians in the region during an interview with a local broadcaster.
Kosovo declared independence on February 17, 2008, and has been recognised as a sovereign state by 63 countries, including the US and a major part of the EU, but Belgrade maintains that it remains an integral part of Serbia.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
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