Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Avramopoulos`s speach during NATO meeting

Greece threatens Albania blocking the integration process after Berisha's statements

Greek Foreign Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, has expressed his concern at the NATO ministerial meeting about rising tide of nationalism in Albania and premature declarations of the government.

In a press release the Greek Foreign Ministry said that "the growth of nationalism and populism in some of our neighboring countries is a source of great concern."

"I made it clear in every direction that such behavior is unacceptable," Avramopoulos said.

Expressing Greek reaction to these statements, Avaramopulos threatened to compliance with European Union standards for countries aiming Brussels.

"Candidate countries (such as Albania) - if we are talking about NATO or the EU - must respect the principles and values ​​of Europe. The level of demand will not decrease and all terms and conditions will be met, "concluded Avramopoulos.

Berisha has increased nationalist rhetoric, fearful of a possible wave election pro Red and Black Alliance in Albania. He but spoke of the Ottoman borders to Preveza, called to enact 10 million citizens of Albania Albanian, seriously put into question the free movement of Albanians and relations with the European Union.

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