Saturday, August 13, 2011

Press: Intl. community proposes autonomy for N. Kosovo

PRIŠTINA -- International representatives have suggested Kosovo institutions to provide a special status for north Kosovo, Priština press writes.

An administrative crossing in Kosovo (Tanjug, file)
An administrative crossing in Kosovo (Tanjug, file)

Priština-based Albanian language daily Zeri has reported that Belgrade is familiar with the proposal.

Zeri’s sources say that the EU member states in coordination with other factors “have opened up the issue with Kosovo officials”.

“We still have nothing for public even though talks about the issue between the international and Kosovo officials are underway. The proposal would preserve Kosovo’s borders and it would at the same time satisfy Belgrade by giving a special status, some sort of autonomy to the northern municipalities,” the daily’s source was quoted as saying.

The special status would allow the municipalities in north Kosovo to have higher authorities and some sort of self-government.

The daily’s source added that Belgrade was informed and that “reactions from both sides are expected”..............................

Ex-communist Europe

Eastern approaches

Macedonia's prime minister

A profile of Gruevski

Aug 12th 2011, 16:53 by T.J.

On July 28th "European Voice", the Economist's sister EU-affairs newspaper, published my profile of Nikola Gruevski, Macedonia's prime minister. With the odd adjustment for style, here it is.

MACEDONIANS either love him or loathe him. To his detractors, Nikola Gruevski, who was confirmed as prime minister for a third term on July 28th, is corrupt, a populist, a ruthless Machiavellian and an enemy of a free media. “No, no, no,” say his supporters. He is as clean as a whistle, modest, the scourge of tax-dodging tycoons and a family-values man to his core.

The divisiveness of the dominant figure in Macedonian politics is not simply a matter of domestic concern. Macedonia has been a candidate for membership of the European Union since 2005, was close to civil war a decade ago, and has been embroiled in a bitter conflict with Greece over its name for almost 20 years.

Born in 1970, Mr Gruevski was brought up in a family that was neither privileged nor poor. His father worked in furniture and design; his mother was a nurse and, after his parents’ divorce, it was she who brought him up. When he was four, she went to work in Libya, like thousands of other Macedonians, and took him with her.

That was a brief episode in a childhood in which the young Gruevski dreamt of being a doctor, a footballer or a cosmonaut. One thing he says he did not think about much was politics—or, for that matter, the story of his paternal family.

His father was born in northern Greece; his grandfather, mobilised by the Greek army, was killed fighting the Italians in Albania after Italy’s invasion in 1941. Then, in the wake of Greece’s civil war, like thousands of other Slavs in Greek Macedonia the family fled north to what was then Yugoslav Macedonia. Maybe this is an emotional component of the story of the struggle with Greece? No, says Mr Gruevski; until recently he was never that interested in the story. Nor, he says, did he feel especially moved when he visited the ancestral village in 2001.

The young Gruevski’s family did not talk much about politics, with one exception. Jordan Miljakov, his uncle, “talked about politics all the time”. Mr Mijalkov was the representative of a Macedonian textile firm in the then Czechoslovakia. When Yugoslavia began collapsing, Mr Gruevski thought of joining his uncle and going to film school there.

He opted, instead, for economics at home. And Mr Mijalkov became the first interior minister in the government that led Macedonia to independence in 1991.

Mr Mijalkov’s memory is cherished by many. It was he who ordered the seizure of Yugoslav army documents, which meant that the army could not mobilise Macedonians to fight in Croatia. Soon afterwards, he was killed in a suspicious car accident in Serbia.

The incident did not force Mr Gruevski into political activism, but he did hang out with members of the nationalist party that he now leads, whose name is so long that even its initials are laborious: VMRO-DPMNE.

After university, where he dabbled in amateur dramatics and boxing, Mr Gruevski entered the nascent finance sector and was the first person to trade on Skopje’s stock exchange. In 1996, he entered politics, becoming a local councillor in the capital. The next year he began writing on economics. This was how he first made a name as an economist. In 1998, he was minister of trade, and in 1999 became minister of finance.

Today, say the name "Gruevski" and one might think of the giant bronze statue of Alexander the Great that has just been unveiled in Skopje, or all the other statues of saints and politicians that are being erected every week as part of a policy of boosting national identity. But a few years ago it was different. This was the man who began deregulating the economy, introduced VAT, a flat tax and restituted property taken by the communists.

In many respects, Mr Gruevski was, for his party, the right man in the right place at the right time. With communism gone and Macedonia independent, the technocratic, English-speaking Mr Gruevski was just the type the party needed to refresh itself. But few would have expected the economics-focused whizz-kid to outsmart his opponents, come to lead his party, and win three elections in a row.

The first years after he became prime minister in 2006 were characterised by growth and a focus on the economy. Then came the 2008 Bucharest NATO summit at which Greece effectively vetoed Macedonia’s accession, because of the name issue. “I was shocked,” says Mr Gruevski. From then on, the focus changed, a shift perhaps also encouraged by the world economic crisis. Unemployment now stands at 31.7%. Mr Gruevski played the national card and won.

Many Macedonians have literally wept with joy to see the statue of Alexander, but for Macedonia’s socialist opposition Mr Gruevski is the devil incarnate.

Take the case of A1 television. A1 was a beacon of the free media, they say, and now it has been virtually killed off for its criticism of Mr Gruevski. Three newspapers from the same group have just closed their doors. Nonsense, says Mr Gruevski’s camp: Velija Ramkovski, the owner, never paid his taxes and then used A1 and its journalists as a human shield when raided by the police.

Some non-partisans are unconvinced. “When it comes to power he is a boxer,” says one source, “and he won’t stand in the way of people taking out opposition media. He is vindictive and when it comes to the media he is totally selective when it comes to implementing the law.” For such delicate issues, the prime minister needs someone he can really trust, they say—and they point out that the country’s security chief is Mr Gruevski’s cousin, Saso Mijalkov, the son of Jordan Mijalkov.

And Greece? After the Bucharest summit, Mr Gruevski launched a case against it at the International Court of Justice. But, he says, the chances of a deal in this complex issue are “much better than before”. He gets on with George Papandreou, Greece’s prime minister; he and Papandreou’s predecessor, Kostas Karamanlis, detested each other.

He has had more success with Macedonia’s ethnic-Albanian population, which makes up about a quarter of the country’s 2m people. Ten years ago, Macedonia teetered on the brink of an all-out civil war pitting ethnic Albanian guerrillas against the security forces. Now Mr Gruevski is in coalition with Ali Ahmeti, the former leader of those guerrillas. The new government has an Albanian minister of defence and deputy prime minister in charge of European integration.

Both Albanians and Macedonians grumble, but as one EU official remarks: “We’d kill for a government like that in Bosnia.” The price for this second coalition, though, was somewhat distasteful: four war-crimes cases against Albanians have been set aside.

“Nikola is just Nikola”, chortles a friend. Ordinary people can identify with him, he is like the bloke next door—and he is literally that, because he disdains his official residence, preferring to live in his small flat, with his wife and two small children. And, notes the friend, to win so many elections he must be doing something right, after all.

Friday, August 12, 2011

"Albanian Jokes ......."

Apollonia Park, discovered a skeleton of Turkish soldiers

In the ancient city of Apollonia found a skeleton believed to be the time of the First World War. According to Arjan Dimo archaeologist, who discovered the tomb, some bones have been identified in north-eastern area of the temple. Since 2000 this area has excavated an Albanian-French expedition of archaeologists.

Following information received, but based on objects found within the tomb, found that the skeleton belongs to a soldier. In this country are also found two other graves, skeletons found believed to be Turkish soldiers who are buried in this area.

Dimo, an archaeologist shows to find a coin, which belongs to the year 1918 and some buttons that may be of military clothing. According to him remains to verify the nationality of the skeletons discovered.

Often, the Albanian media, enthusiast, from ancient Hellenistic culture, feelings are ridiculed by the population which has inherited these monuments, in Southern Albania. We hope that this discovery with Turkish soldier in the ancient city of Apollonia Hellen, be the last joke.

Big Protest of Himara NGO in Drymades for property registration process

"The properties belong to our generations of Himara Region"

Under the initiative of non-governmental organizations and especially the Coastal Association and the "Himara Community", today in Potam, in Drymades, the protest rally was organized for the owners of Himara Region "The Properties belonge to Himara legal generations." The meeting, which is held annually in Drymades (Dhermi), force was asked to respect the Constitution of Albania for the legal inheritance of property and non-law 7501, lecture held by the President of the Coastal Association Niko Nesturi and many other representatives.

In protest were also invited representatives of the OSCE, Mayor George Goro, the company representatives, "Lorenzo & Compani" who perform registration, U.S. citizen originally from Himara and many immigrants who live and work in Europe especially in Greece. With unanimous voices by protesters, decided by a resolution to urge the Albanian Government and International Institutions, to observe the Constitution of Albania as a legitimate claim on the property total return to Himara legal inhabitantes and non-registration of property placed in service by the albanian Mafia.

Among the speakers, there were complaints of the seized property and lands in the permit to the Orthodox Church, and one anonymous names convictions surfaces, the major charges against government officials, politicians and people who have no ownership title in by their generations of Himara Region.

Finally drafted a resolution to the Albanian government and international institutions urging "Our Property belong to Himara legitimacy generations."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Dialogue should continue as soon as possible"

PRIŠTINA -- German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met in Thursday in Priština with Kosovo Albanian PM Hashim Thaci.

Guido Westerwelle
Guido Westerwelle

Westerwelle said that the agreement on resolution of the crisis in the north of Kosovo should be implemented by all sides and that the dialogue between Belgrade and Priština ought to be continued as soon as possible.

"The dialogue ought to be continued as soon as possible. It is vital that all disagreements be resolved through dialogue," Westerwelle said at a press conference.

According to him, the EU is committed to the principle of cooperation, and not confrontation, and unilateral solutions are unacceptable.

The German foreign minister reiterated his country's stand that the issue of Kosovo's "sovereignty and integrity" was a closed chapter and that the map of the Balkans was final.

Westerwelle also urged other EU member states which have not recognized the Kosovo independence to do that as soon as possible.

Five out of EU's 27 members have not recognized the ethnic Albanian unilateral declaration of independence made over three years ago.

Himara Region, at the height of tourist season without light

Although Prime Minister Berisha is on vacation in Drymades, Himara Municipality, nationalist elements within the Corporate Power, tend to undermine tourism in the beautiful region of Albania

Southern Region of Albania, Saranda and especially Himara Region, have been attacked by major interruption of electricity, the very height of tourist season in which according to Prime Minister Berisha, Albania, "has exploded in terms of tourism this year."

But the resources SManalysis, say elements of the Albanian nationalist opposition, have sabotaged tourism in Southern Albania, especially after the declaration of premier in the government meeting, "there is an explosion of tourism to Albania."

As a result, the most region with full taxpayer in Albania, the Himara Region, has been without lights and thousands of tourists have experienced moments without unwanted light.

Albanian Secret Service SHISH in crisis, two years without benefit diets

Officers and agents say that the debt to them ranges from 500 to 1500 Euros

The economic crisis in Albania and the lack of funds for necessary services, not aside the National Intelligence Service.The crisis in them seems to have started long ago, because according to information in these structures, since two years they do not take money diet. Although many cases have identified the movement for work at home and abroad, it seems that the government has forgotten to give money for secret service agents. Indeed, in some cases reach values ​​back to 1500 euros per person.

State Information Service secrets seem to work but has kept secret for two consecutive years, its problems, with the hope that it will be resolved"Sources at the National Intelligence Service show that, during these two years are as different services performed within the territory of Albania and abroad. Most services have been working, but does not exclude the case of joint training. However, all these services have been planned with the diets of expenses.But, in fact, so far not been given any funds to benefit the officers and agents denied money.........

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dule: Changes in registration law does not guarantee standards

HURP's head, Vangjel Dule, expressed the conviction of the necessity of the census provided for in September, but has expressed his reservations regarding the achievement of European standards in this process.

"We notice with regret that the recent amendments to the law on census abolished the essential right of self-declaration, it penalized at the same time violated the principle of confidentiality of census data. Consequently, such a record can not be standards, but a hybrid recording where one side wants the government to throw ashes in the eyes of the international community will in fact have a record similar to those developed in the totalitarian system, "Dule said.

Dule said that by law, information campaigns for the population should have begun already.

"Functional commissions should be responsible for keeping the census on top of their heads of regions. We have yet to determine regional councils and elected mayors are not the counties, "said Dule.

NATO increased the surveillance for Albania

NATO restricted to Albania the access to classified information about nuclear issues. In the last parliamentary session, approved an initiative in which ratified the "Protocol amending the annex security agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty on cooperation for nuclear information."
Change of this protocol provides more supervision for Albania regarding the way of preserving the documents.

Also, in this agreement are changed the rules about receiving classified information. According to experts of the Ministry of Defense and the Department of Security of Classified Information, all data and confidential information on atomic matters must first be filtered by the headquarters of NATO.

Moreover, the inspection of NATO in Albania which would be conducted once a year, as was previously determined, now it left open the possibility to be realized at any time, writes the daily newspaper "Shqip".

NATO Commander Erhard Bühler, ready for "marriage" in Kosovo

of KFOR, Erhard Bühler these days would leave Kosovo after the mission ends.

Although called a year commitment in place to complete the work initiated mediation on the situation in the north, NATO heads of his contract does not continue.

However Germany is emotionally attached to the Albanians. Klan Kosovo reported that he will not leave Kosovo alone but with an Albanian bride, which was announced in Prizren in 2004 while serving in the German troops.
Erhard Bühler, ready for marriage in Kosovo

Commander of KFOR, Erhard Bühler these days would leave Kosovo after the mission ends.

Although called a year commitment in place to complete the work initiated mediation on the situation in the north, NATO heads of his contract does not continue.

However Germany is emotionally attached to the Albanians. Klan Kosovo reported that he will not leave Kosovo alone but with an Albanian bride, which was announced in Prizren in 2004 while serving in the German troops.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bust Unveiled in Memory of Aris Goumas

The annual memorial service for the 37-year-old Northern Epirot Aristotle Goumas was held in a highly charged atmosphere, on Sunday morning in Chimara.

Goumas was assassinated on August 12, 2010 by a group of seven Albanian nationalists. Then, in an electrifying atmosphere amid controversy in the classes of the Greek minority, a bust was unveiled of the man, who was featured as a national martyr by the Association of Chimara people and the Annex of Omonia which had the organizational initiative of the event.

The Church of Albania did not attend this event and had expressed before its disagreement about the political nature of the event and participated only in the memorial ceremony, celebrated by the Metropolitan of Argirokastro, Dimitrios. The event was also attended by Kozani MP and Head of Sector for Rural Development of New Democracy Party, George Kasapidis, and LAOS Member, Babis Karathanos, as well as Northern Epirot organizations. The Greek government was not represented in the event.

Mitropolit leader, accuses "Omonia": You sold our properties"

Metropolitan of
the Orthodox Church in southern Albania Demetrios, has accused "Omonia" that has sold the church property and on them were built hotels

According to Albanian press during the ceremony in the Church on the occasion of anniversary of the death of Aristotle Guma, Metropolitan of the Orthodox church in southern Albania Demetrios, has accused leaders of "Omonia" for the properties that have been abused by the Community of Orthodox Church in Himara Region.

Meanwhile, a series of permits for construction in the way of abuse, are issued by the Municipality of Himara, just in the properties of the Orthodox Church. The first denunciation of Mayor George Goro, who has declared for the Albanian press, they are investigating in connection with the grant of construction permits, persons who have not had the title and the result is included in the Albanian Mafia.

Interesting is the fact that Himara Municipality has also abused in relation to local taxes, adding them four times over, on those established by the Parliament of Albania

Tourism in Albania 2011: Record Numbers Crossing the Border

Lonely Planet's Top Recommendation for 2011 continues to post impressive tourism statistics, with high numbers crossing Greek and Kosovar borders.

Albania's tourism industry continues to impress, with a record number of visitors crossing the border this weekend, according to a report in regional news portal on August 8 2011.
Record Numbers Entering Albania

According to the report, some 57,255 people entered the country over the weekend, with the main activity recorded at the Morine crossing bordering Kosovo, where some 22,000 people entered on Saturday. There was also strong activity on the southern Kakavija crossing with Greece, with 9,500 entrees on Saturday, as well as a high number of arrivals in the country's main port of Durres.

The record numbers come on the back of impressive statistics released by Tirana International Airport last month, which reported a 23% increase in passenger numbers in the first half of 2011, with 793,984 flying into the Albanian capital between January and June.
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Spahiu discusses Albania's census, legal system


Concern is high as a wave of Albanians file forms changing their ethnicity to Greek ahead of the October census.

By Linda Karadaku for Southeast European Times in Tirana


Deputy Chairman of the Albanian High Council of Justice Kreshnik Spahiu. [Albert Myftaraj/SETimes]

"Going Greek" in Albania reportedly is worth a monthly pension of 400 euros. As thousands of Albanians flock to change their ethnicity, Deputy Chairman of the Albanian High Council of Justice Kreshnik Spahiu says the trend could be detrimental to the upcoming census in Albania.

Spahiu discusses his views on the situation in an exclusive interview with SETimes correspondent Linda Karadaku.

SETimes: You have strongly opposed the change of ethnicity of Albanian citizens in domestic courts for the sake of Greek financial benefits. Do you have accurate figures on the number of Albanians who have changed nationality?

Kreshnik Spahiu: In an inspection done by the High Council of Justice on the decisions related to the change of nationality by the courts, preliminary figures show about 4,000 citizens who have changed nationality based on judicial decisions since 2003. However, a much higher number, some hundreds and thousands of others, have changed nationality based on administrative proceedings in the civil registry offices.

What I want to emphasise at this point is the fact that most of changes of nationality have not taken place based on judicial decisions or in a judicial way, because this has been the hardest way. The changes initially occurred in an administrative way, intervening in an illegal way in the civil registry.

SETimes: Which areas of Albania have been the most problematic?

Spahiu: Most cases are in courts in southern Albania, bordering Greece, such as Saranda, Gjirokastra, Tepelena, and Korca. In about 99% of cases, even those in courts that are not on the southern border, nationality has been changed from Albanian to Greek.

SETimes: Is the justice system part of the problem? Are Albanian laws part of the problem?

Spahiu: The judicial system certainly has its share of guilt, but legislation in this regard has been problematic and difficult to interpret, especially with the inclusion of ethnicity as a component of the civil registry in 2002. Until then it was not so.

SETimes: You have also objected to the census on ethnic and religious basis. What are your arguments against this kind of census and what might be the consequences for Albania?

Spahiu: There is no reason to have a census based on religion in a state which is neutral in religious matters, such as the Albanian state. We seek to protect registration on objective criteria, legal order and national security, [to protect] the truth from purchase, forgery and abuse, and the dignity of the Albanian citizens forced by circumstances to change nationality.

What is endangered is not only truth, but also national identity and peaceful coexistence between religious communities and minorities and ethnic minorities...................

Monday, August 8, 2011

Maintaining Reforms Is In Greece's Interest

Athenians drive their cars in front of the Central Bank of Greece building in central Athens on Monday, July 25, 2011.

The challenge for Greece now will be to keep moving forward with the same commitment.

Greece is facing great economic challenges. The United States, said U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, stands with the Greek people as a friend and ally and strongly supports the government's efforts to make the necessary reforms to put Greece back on sound financial footing. Committing to bring down the deficit and passing the medium-term fiscal strategy, said Secretary Clinton, were vital first steps. Those acts of leadership will help build a better economic future for Greece.

The challenge for Greece now will be to keep moving forward with the same commitment to make good on the fiscal targets and continue to deliver reform that drives future growth. In many cases, these changes will require immediate and sustained implementation. The price of inaction would have been far higher in the future. The steps ahead will not be pain-free, Secretary Clinton acknowledged, but there is a path forward to restore Greece's economic stability and to restore Greece's economic strength. And so what the United States believes Greece must do now is bring its economy back to health. In that effort, Secretary Clinton stressed, Greece will have the full support of the United States.

In addition to economic issues, Secretary Clinton discussed the longstanding strategic partnership between the United States and Greece. She thanked Greece for its commitment to that relationship, and the support it has provided through NATO in Libya, as well as to its contributions in Kosovo and Afghanistan.

During the visit, the U.S. and Greece also signed an important cultural preservation agreement that will protect Greece's cultural heritage by strengthening collaboration to reduce looting and trafficking of antiquities. Under the agreement, it will become illegal to import protected items into the United States.

During her stay in Athens, Secretary Clinton emphasized that the United States and Greece are bound together not just by shared challenges, but by shared values. That's why the United States stands by the people and government of Greece as they put their country back on a path to economic stability and prosperity.

Thaci: Kosovo's borders change varies the boundaries of six countries in the region

Prishtina, August 8, 2011, NOA - Two weeks from the action of the special police in Kosovo to seize control of two border crossings in the north, Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci said in an interview with Voice of America that blocked roads in northern Kosovo will end and the implementation of the agreement with NATO to overcome the situation in parts of the country it means establishing law and order throughout Kosovo.

Kosovo's chief executive ruled out any possibility of partitioning Kosovo, underlining that any claim to change the borders of Kosovo, would mean changing the boundaries of at least six Balkan states. Speaking to the action of taking control of border crossings in northern Kosovo, Thaci reiterated that the goal was first fully respect the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for reciprocity.

According to the Prime Minister to control point 1 and 31 where now for the first time after 12 years no person may pass without being identified.

Speaking for talks to resolve the situation, Thaci said that Kosovo's north would not be at the negotiating table in any circumstance.

He said the best solution is full respect for the Constitution and laws of Kosovo is essential.

According to the prime choice of tension in the north will come to unlocking the road with a restricted military area and the presence of international institutions and the Republic of Kosovo there.

The Pan Epiriotean Federation of USA and the Northern Epirus Society of Boston held a memorial service for Aristotelis Goumas in Peobody MA.

Serbs in Kosovo urged to "always side with their state"

RUDARE -- Representatives of Serbs from northern Kosovo met with the citizens at the barricades in Rudare, near the town of Zvečan.

Radenko Nedeljković (Tanjug)
Radenko Nedeljković (Tanjug)

They were told that Serbia stands firmly behind them, and called on to support the top state officials.

That would serve "mutual interests", the Serbs who have been keeping the barricades for two weeks were told today, according to a Tanjug news agency report.

Together with Kosovska Mitrovica District chief Radenko Nedeljković and President of the Zvečan Municipal Assembly Dobrosav Dobrić, Kosovska Mitrovica Mayor Krstimir Pantić informed Serbs in Rudare about the meeting with Serbian President Boris Tadić, which took place in Belgrade late on Sunday.

"The state of Serbia is standing firmly behind us and supports what we are doing, and it i s our obligation to stand by our country and support it even when we are not completely in favor of certain ideas, because this serves our mutual interests," the Kosovska Mitrovica mayor said.

Serbs in north "to work to implement agreement"

BELGRADE -- Representatives of Serbs from northern Kosovo met with Boris Tadić in Belgrade late on Sunday and agreed to work to implement the agreement reached with KFOR.

Radenko Nedeljković (Tanjug)
Radenko Nedeljković (Tanjug)

A statement from the president's cabinet said that the meeting concluded that the northern part of the province needed peace and unity above all else, and that international institutions there - KFOR and EULEX - "must remain status-neutral".

Kosovska Mitrovica District chief Radenko Nedeljković told reporters after the meeting with Tadić that northern Serbs informed him about the security in the north of the province and "communicated to him that they insisted on a strict adherence to UN Security Council Resolution 1244".

Nedeljković said it was agreed to continue cooperation with the international community, that the Serb representatives were told they had full cooperation and support of the institutions of Serbia, and that local representatives will work with top state officials to solve problems in the north.

Nedeljković said that the three-hour meeting with Tadić also touched on other obligations stemming from the temporary agreement the government reached with KFOR last week, in a bid to defuse the crisis which broke out when Kosovo Albanian authorities on July 15 tried to take over two administrative line checkpoints in the Serb north.

However, Nedeljković was did not say whether all three barricades that Serbs put up since, blocking roads in the north, will be removed, saying that undisturbed traffic and freedom of movement will "certainly be secured", and mentioned the Rudare barricade as "the only problem".

Minister for Kosovo Goran Bogdanović who was also present at the meeting held at the presidency building in Belgrade said he believed that Serbs from northern Kosovo would remove the barricades because their representatives said they supported the deal reached between the government and KFOR, and called on the local authorities to decide on this issue "with cool heads and without emotions".

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Himara, August 7, 2011

The Anniversary of the death of Aristotel Gouma

Red & Black Alliance: The establishment of the bust of Guma, a provocation of the remembrance of the dead

Albanian nationalists represented by the Black Red Alliance has reacted to the establishment of the bust of Aristotle Guma, in Himara, calling the move a provocation that made ​​the memory of the dead.

"Bust is set arbitrarily OMONIA," said the Alliance's response for the Albanian media, according to which plaque and bust of A. Guma writes that he was killed in defense of the mother tongue.