Saturday, January 14, 2012

K. Albanian group, police clash near crossing

MERDARE -- Kosovo police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse Self-Determination Movement members near Podujevo around 14:30 CET.
K. Albanian protesters clash with police near Podujevo (
K. Albanian protesters clash with police near Podujevo (
Priština-based news agency KosovaPress has reported that several protesters were arrested, including the group’s leader Albin Kurti.
Additional police forces are arriving to Podujevo where clashes are still underway.

The Self-Determination Movement supporters first asked the police to let them go to the Merdare crossing, claiming they had nothing against them but against Serbia.

“Go and use force in Serbia, not against us,” the protesters yelled at the police.

The first clashes took place around 13:00 CET when protesters tried to force their way through a police cordon at the Podujevo-Merdare road.

The Kosovo police used pepper spray while the protesters threw rocks and snowballs at them.

The police cordon stopped the Self-Determination Movement members on the Podujevo-Merdare road and prevented them from reaching the Merdare administrative crossing.

Kurti explained earlier that they would only block trucks carrying goods from central Serbia to Kosovo and added that that people would be able to cross the administrative line without any problems.

“Our goal is to establish reciprocity in relations with Serbia,” he stressed.

Strong police forces are present on the road leading toward the Merdare and Bela Zemlja crossings and they are controlling all vehicles.

Trucks carrying goods from central Serbia are waiting on the central Serbian side of the Merdare crossing. A truck from Subotica, escorted by the police, was allowed to go through a little before 13:00.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Another "Pan Albanian Union"

Kosovo - Albania diplomatic services merge

Kosovo Albania diplomatic services merge
Albania will help Kosovo with diplomatic representation in those countries where the Kosovo diplomacy is not present yet.

The agreement for this cooperation was signed by the two Foreign Ministers of Albania and Kosovo, Edmond Haxhinasto and Enver Hoxhaj. This agreement will include those countries where one of the two Albanian states has no representation.

“This is the 75th agreement that Albania signs with Kosovo after the independence”, Haxhinasto declared.

“We have agreed to gather the common commission of economic cooperation as soon as possible, which will review all the important cases related with the biggest integration of both countries in function of good trading, common usage of the resources and the joint infrastructure; for expanding the market which is also very important for a further integration with the other countries of the region”, Haxhinasto declared.

The homologue from Kosovo, Enver Hoxhaj, declared:

“It is very important for us that this year is starting with Albania and our activities in the region, with the purpose to transmit the message that both our countries have a wonderful political, cultural and economical cooperation. It is very important for us that this cooperation will be even more coordinated for the 100th year of independence. In such an important year, we can see the progress that we have made in these 100 years”.

In this first visit for 2012, the head of the Kosovo diplomacy also met the Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha.

Albanian Football Federation FSHF, "OK" in principle  
for Prishtina FC  to Albanian Superliga

Executive Committee of the Albanian Football Federation (FA) has reviewed the request Thursday by Prishtina football club to participate in Superliga of Albania Soccer and has supported in principle the request of Pristina, but has not taken a final decision, pending the expression of a opinion by Federation of Kosovo as well as FIFA and UEFA.  

Club Pristina in mid-December had asked FSHF has allowed to take part in the superior category. Letters sent to FSHF was announced just last week, after "The Red and Black Alliance" calls for idea of establishing a joint league Albania - Kosovo. Pristina had formally requested that she only Superiores joining of Albania, but from the directors of this club was told that the request is made ​​for two clubs in Kosovo, one of which must be Pristina.

Census in Albania

Stavros Tzimas


The question "how many are we?" The next, will be call for Greeks in Albania, organized their own inventory. Our expatriates boycotted the census in the autumn by the Albanian government and the questioning by other minority groups. They felt that the conditions under which the count would not allow the free expression of will by citizens to the national and religious feeling.

The truth is that generally met international standards, but to sensitive questions about religion and national consciousness Berisha government, succumbing to pressure from nationalist circles, set conditions that discourage minority occur safely. Like for example the threat of one thousand euro fine on anyone now declaring Greek and in the last census in 1989 in the communist regime, had recorded an Albanian. At the time, but were only Greeks who lived in the villages of Dropolis, area designated minority area, and excluded other areas with compact Diaspora population as Himara, Korça Mr. al. If the latter procedure one example Cheimarriotis stated Greek, not only will inventories as a minority, but threatened with a fine!
The Albanian government announced partial results of the census. Released, ie, so far the number of citizens of the country and buildings, but not those of members of different minorities and religious dogmas. This is certainly the most difficult aspect of this inventory as well as things have turned the population map of the country will be under question. The company is testing cycles to deliver the abstinence of the Greek minority in projects of Athens, can hardly walk and internationally for the additional reason that apart from the Greek community, a decision of the Roman Catholic Church of Albania abstained and Catholic in religion, calculated to 10% of the population who are also planning their own inventory. And the Vatican, of course, far from destabilizing Albania, continues.

The Greek expatriates, organizing separate inventory risk and high risk. Should the leadership to demonstrate, if it wants to receive favorable acceptance in international organizations, the bold initiative that was carried out with unimpeachable process. Mostly, however, required to take all measures to return to inventory and the largest possible number of expatriates, who overwhelmingly migrated to Greece, but maintain ties with their ancestral land. Otherwise, the option will become a fiasco that will also be the final blow to the Greeks of Albania.

President of Hellenic Republic Supports Democratic Union of Greek Minority in Albania

The 21st anniversary of “Omonoia” Democratic Union of the Greek Minority was celebrated in Dervitsani, Albania, with participation from both “Omonoia” members and representatives of the Greek State.
Prior to the event, the Divine Liturgy was conducted at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church, headed by Metropolitan Demetrios of Argyrokastro, followed by a memorial service for the departed founders and fighters of Omonoia.
Subsequently, the established anniversary gathering took place at Dervitsani cultural center, attended by Omonoia members and president Vassilis Bolanos, KEAD President Evangelos Doules, administrative officials and chairs of all branches, as well as the Consul General of Argyrokastro, Mr. Nikos Kotrokois, PASOK and New Democracy representatives, and Ioannina MP Michalis Pantoulas.
A message of unity and support to the political representative of the Minority from the President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, was read by Consul General Mr. Kotrokois, who also conveyed the greeting message of Deputy Foreign Minister Demetris Dollis. A message was also sent by the 1st Deputy Speaker of the Hellenic Parliament, Mr. Gregoris Niotis.
Omonoia President, Mr. Vassilis Bolanos, spoke on the history, work and struggles of the organization, while KEAD President, Mr. Doules, referred to the need for genuine unity, based on specific objectives. Furthermore, Mr. Doules spoke extensively on the census issue, stressing that “the struggle we started will go on, with appeals to the European Court of Human Rights and our own decision for a N. Hellenism 2012 census”.

Israeli Deputy PM Ehud Barak on Greek visit

Defence Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos met on Tuesday with Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ehud Barak, and discussed bilateral cooperation in the defence sector.
The talks between the two ministers were held in a “good climate”, and the political framework was set out for further cooperation between Greece and Israel in the defence sector.
In statements to the press afterwards, Avramopoulos described Barak’s visit to Athens as “important”, as it reaffirmed the strengthening of relations between the two eastern Mediterranean relations in the backdrop of a fastly changing region. “Our choice and commitment is a deepening of cooperation,” Avramopoulos said, noting that the consolidation of bilateral relations had been late in coming.
Avramopoulos further stressed that the cooperation between Greece and Israel is “pro-peace and frank, and is not aimed against anyone”.
On the contrary, he added, it could create new sources of wealth for the peoples of the two countries but also the peoples of the region.
Avramopoulos reiterated that Greek foreign policy goals aim to establish good relations with all its regional neighbours in the eastern Mediterranean basin, and stressed that Greece will continue to play a stabilising role in the region.
Barak, in turn, stressed that Israel looks forward to closer relations with Greece. He thanked Greece for its assistance in last year’s devastating wildfires in Israel.
He also said that the two countries have a common interest in the resolution of the differences in the region, to the benefit of peace and of stability in the Middle East and eastern Mediterranean.
Barak will be received by Greek President of the Republic Karolos Papoulias and by Prime Minister Lucas Papademos later on Tuesday, while in the afternoon he will have talks with Greek foreign minister Stavros Dimas. (AMNA/ Athens News)
New Albanian symbol of 100th anniversary of Independence

Logo of 100th anniversary of Independence
Prime Minister Sali Berisha reconfirmed the idea for the construction of a monument for the 100th anniversary of independence during a meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Independence, in which was chosen the winning logo of the celebrations.

Berisha declared that the Ministry has announced the race for the winning project of the monument, which has been opposed by the Red and Black Alliance and the citizens of Vlore, who underlined that there is no need for a second monument of independence, after the one that has been honored for decades in Vlore.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture, Youth and Sports, Aldo Bumci, announced as the winning logo the presentation of an artist from Kosovo, Zeni Ballazhi.

Berisha suggested changing the term “100 years of Albanian state”, with the argument that the Albanian state has existed even before in the history. He suggested changing it to “100 years of independence”.

“The historical truths should be clearly expressed in the current actuality. It is important to honor the few friends that we have had”, the Prime Minister declared, adding that it is important for the celebrations to have a pan-national character.

“It is important, because the independence was an effort of all Albanians. All districts should prepare celebrations, and the entire Albanian world should join in Kosovo, Macedonia and the Diaspora. The independence started with the Prizren League, in 1878, and ended in 2008, with the independence of Kosovo. Without that, the Albanian flag would be half staffed for the 100th year of independence”, Berisha declared.

K. Albanian movement to partially block roads on Saturday

PRIŠTINA -- The Self-Determination Movement will not completely block roads at the Merdare and Bela Zemlja crossings on Saturday, January 14.
However, its activists will block one lane at each crossing in order to stop trucks with Serbian goods from entering Kosovo and the police will not prevent them from doing this, the Kosovo police said in a release late Thursday.
According to the release, the Kosovo police and the Self-Determination Movement came to an agreement that the police will not prevent activists from coming to Merdare and Bela Zemlja, while the activists will not block roads, but will shut down only one lane used for trucks with Serbian goods.

The Self-Determination Movement representatives said their activities aimed at the implementation of the Kosovo parliament's decision on economic and trade reciprocity will not stop after one day, but that activists will stay day and night at the Merdare and Bela Zemlja crossings.

The movement's leader, Albin Kurti, said he would be at the Merdare crossing on January 14 as well.

He said activists would block only the road used to bring in Serbian goods but that they would not impede free movement of citizens, and noted they would stay put until they achieved their objective.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Greece still splashes out billions on defence

Die Zeit article in english

January 12 2012, 3:45 PM 

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Frigates, tanks and submarines: Greece may be teetering on the brink, but the bite of austerity hasnt come near its military. And Germany is profiting from it. Excerpts.

Claas Tatje
The man who goes in and out of Greece's Defence Ministry has the ministrys wish list in his head: up to 60 fighter aircraft of the Eurofighter class, for perhaps 3.9 billion. French frigates for over 4 billion, patrol boats for 400 million.

Such is the price of the much-needed modernisation of the existing Greek navy. But we still have to include some ammunition for the Leopard tanks, and besides that, two American Apache helicopters need replacing. Oh, and they would like to buy some German U-boats, for 2 billion.

What the man reveals in an Athens café sounds absurd. A state on the edge of bankruptcy, propped up by billions of euros from the European Union, wants to buy up armaments wholesale? The man in the café is frequently seen in photos next to the Minister of Defence or army generals, and hes often on to the phone to them too.

Hes a man who knows his way around. In his own opinion, the arms purchases currently cant be done. But that could soon change, he says. "If Greece gets the next tranche of the bailout in March, expected to be 80 billion, there is a real opportunity to sign some new arms contracts."

Its truly incredible. Whether Greece stays in the eurozone or goes back to the drachma will be decided this spring. On the morning when internal matters are being spoken of so frankly in the café, doctors in Athens hospitals are handling only emergencies, bus drivers are on strike, schools are still short of textbooks and thousands of state employees are demonstrating against their dismissal.

Merkel and Sarkozy ask Greece to sign new arms orders
The new austerity programme that Greece's government has announced leaves hardly a Greek unscathed. Unless, that is, he works for the military or for the armaments industry.

In 2010 Greeces budget for the military was almost seven billion euros. That is about three percent of its economic output, a figure surpassed among NATO countries only by the United States. The Ministry of Defence did, however, cut its arms procurement in 2011 by 500 million. But all this will mean, believes an arms trade expert, is that future needs will be all the higher.

Among Greece's EU partners, only a few are calling publicly for the Greek rearmament programme to stop at once and for a long time into the future. One is Daniel Cohn-Bendit, leader of the Greens in the European Parliament. Europes hesitation, he believes, masks well-entrenched economic interests.

The main beneficiary of the Greek armament programme in Europe turns out to be its savings champion, Germany. According to the just-released Rüstungsexportbericht 2010 (2010 Arms Exports Report) the Greeks are, after the Portuguese another state teetering on the verge of bankruptcy the biggest customers for German armaments.

Spanish and Greek newspapers even spread a rumour that Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy reminded former Prime Minister of Greece George Papandreou during a summit meeting at the end of October to honour existing arms orders, and even sign new ones.

Greek military sector promises security and jobs
How does that square up? Not in the least, says defence expert Hilmar Linnenkamp. "It is totally irresponsible, in the midst of Greece's severe economic crisis, to bring up the the Eurofighter issue [an order of 90 Eurofighters placed in 1999]." But it's not just about the Eurofighter. The latest Arms Export Report reveals that in 2010 Greece imported exactly 223 howitzers and a submarine from Germany. The total value of the arms sales was 403 million, which contributed greatly to the explosion of Greece's public debt.

Dimitris Droutsas is one of the few Greeks who speak openly about these figures. Until June 2011 he was Greeces foreign minister. "We didnt spend so much money on defence for the fun of it," he says. Greeces external borders must be strengthened against the waves of migration from North Africa and Asia, and almost daily there are conflicts with Turkey. "As Foreign Minister I got a message every afternoon from the Defence Department listing Turkish violations of our airspace."

Greece has also been watching with some concern the increasing activity of the Turkish navy in the Aegean Sea. 35 years ago, they watched the Turks invade Cyprus. Since then, Greece has lived in a state of anxiety. Whether we like it or not, Greece is forced to have a strong military.

Greeks like Droutsas need fear no resistance from Greeces own population. The Greek military sector promises the people security and jobs. In a country with no significant industry of its own, that is worth a great deal. German defence companies recognised this early on and have grown tightly intertwined with Greek companies.

Current defence spending up 18.2 percent
The pressure from beyond Greeces borders to wrap up the rearmament programme only materialised recently, which is why the defence budget has hardly been touched by the austerity measures overseen by the troika of experts from the International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank and the EU Commission.

In 2010 the military spending budget should have been cut by only 0.2 percent of economic output, or by 457 million. That sounds like a lot, but the same document proposed to cut back on social spending by 1.8 billion. In 2011, according to the EU Commission, Greece was to strive for cutbacks in defence spending. The Commission, though, didnt make it explicit.

The Greek Parliament was quick to exploit this freedom. The 2012 budget proposes cuts to the social budget of another nine percent, or about 2 billion. The contributions to NATO, on the other hand, are expected to rise by 50 percent, to 60 million, and current defence spending by up to 200 million, to 1.3 billion an increase of 18.2 percent.

And the German Federal Governments stance? According to a spokesman, responding to an enquiry, the German government supports "the policy of consolidation of the Greek Prime Minister Papademos. The governments guiding assumption is that the Greek government will, on its own responsibility, contemplate meaningful cuts in military spending. At the same time, however, the spokesperson alludes to defaults on arms deals. The federal government has expressed its fundamental expectation that contracts will be fulfilled."

Translated from the German by Anton Baer

Better to burn out than fade away!

Albania, World Economy Index

Albania still lacks a clear property rights system, particularly for land tenure. Security of land rights remains a problem in coastal areas where there is potential for tourism development.


overall score65.1
world rank57

Rule of Law
Property Rights35.0
Freedom From Corruption33.0
Limited Government
Government Spending69.5
Fiscal Freedom91.4
Regulatory Efficiency
Business Freedom78.2
Labor Freedom51.0
Monetary Freedom78.6
Open Markets
Trade Freedom79.8
Investment Freedom65.0
Financial Freedom70.0
 Quick Facts
  • Population:
    • 3.2 million
  • GDP (PPP):
    • $23.9 billion
    • 3.5% growth
    • 5.1% 5-year compound annual growth
    • $7,453 per capita
  • Unemployment:
    • 13.5%
  • Inflation (CPI):
    • 3.6%
  • FDI Inflow:
    • $1.1 billion
Albania’s economic freedom score is 65.1, making its economy the 57th freest in the 2012 Index. Its level of economic freedom increased by 1.1 points during the past year, due primarily to improvements in freedom from corruption and business freedom. Albania is ranked 26th freest among the 43 countries in the Europe region, and its overall score is above the world average.

Albania’s foundations of economic freedom are undermined by poor protection of property rights and pervasive corruption. The low property rights score is largely a result of political interference in the judiciary. The government has maintained a competitive tax environment with a flat rate of 10 percent. Expansionary government spending has resulted in budget deficits in recent years, but the deficits have been narrowing.
Significant diversification of the economic base has increased economic dynamism, and the country has experienced strong economic growth that has reduced poverty and unemployment rates. The efficiency of the regulatory system has been facilitated by a broad simplification of business procedures. Although foreign direct investment has increased in recent years, levels still remain among the lowest in the region.

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Freedom From Corruption 33.0 Create a Graph using this measurement
Albania still lacks a clear property rights system, particularly for land tenure. Security of land rights remains a problem in coastal areas where there is potential for tourism development. Although significant reforms of the legal system are underway, the courts are subject to political pressures and corruption. Protection of intellectual property rights is weak. Albania is a major transit country for human trafficking and illegal arms and narcotics.

Worried Albanians in northern Greece prepare to go home

Albanians in Greece

Heading home again

IT IS lunchtime and children pour out of Sunday-school classes in Thessaloniki. Waiting parents seem agitated as they talk to Valbona Hystuna, a teacher. The adults speak Albanian; the children talk to each other in Greek. Many of the youngsters have no knowledge of Albania. But the crisis in Greece is forcing their families to return home.
The latest census by Albania’s statistical office found only 2.8m inhabitants in the country, several hundred thousand fewer than expected and 7.7% less than a decade ago. As many as 1.4m are believed to have emigrated in the past 20 years, over half of them to Greece. But jobless Albanians have begun to return. Many men worked in construction, which has ground to a halt in Greece.
There is much anecdotal evidence of Albanians going home, but few statistics. Edmond Haxhinasto, Albania’s foreign minister, says only a few have returned. Still, Ms Hystuna says that “a lot of people have left, a lot plan to leave and everyone is talking about it.” In the past many Albanians lived and worked in Greece illegally, but most of them now have residence permits. Yet those who lose their jobs may also lose their permits, forcing them either to return home or to stay illegally.
Albanians have mostly integrated well. Their children often speak better Greek than Albanian; many need language classes before going back to Albania. But, says Ms Hystuna, the Greeks can make life difficult. The anxious parents she spoke to told her that the authorities have, out of the blue, insisted that the Albanian papers their Greek-born children have are unacceptable, since they use the Albanian rather than the Greek name for Thessaloniki.
As with migrant numbers, remittances are hard to measure. But what figures there are point to a sharp decline. In 2007 migrants sent home an estimated €950m ($1.3 billion). In 2010 that figure shrank to €690m; for the first three quarters of 2011 it was €475m. In 2009 remittances were reckoned to make up 9% of Albania’s GDP. Yet the economy, unlike Greece’s, has not gone into recession: it is expected to have grown by 2.5% in 2011.
Many Albanians in Greece are transferring savings to banks at home, fearful of what might happen if Greece leaves the euro. Some Greek companies have also begun to set up firms in Albania run by trusted Albanians who worked for them in Greece. So far, the effects of being a tiny economy largely dependent on recession-hit Greece and Italy have been negative but not disastrous. Yet as more Albanians move back, they will find jobs (and decent wages) scarce at home.

Reaction of MFA against the calls for blocking the border with Serbia

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Albania condemns the extremist calls to some Albanians in Kosovo and Albania to block the border with Serbia.

Such actions, as imitation of Serbian extremist policies, has nothing in common with the sacrifices and constructive efforts of all Albanians to build a democratic state of Kosovo, a multiethnic society, a state that builds and develops the good relations with neighbors, in-service to peace and stability in Kosovo and the region.
The use of nationalist and pseudo-patriotic rhetoric, in function of the partisan political agenda, does not serve the major objectives of the Albanians for the integration of each of the states where they live in their homes, in the European Union, and not help for new recognitions for Kosovo's new state

We express the confidence that the energies of these political forces should focus in the process of internal reform, leading to the consolidation of the democratic state of Kosovo, the integration of all communities, and open relationship based on mutual respect between the sovereign independent states.

Albanian police; Wanted the Chairman of Omonia, Naum Dishon

Multiple police forces, are concentrated in Korca, as to require hem as a "criminal", while Omonia
called sentence of Dishon, as political trial and irresponsible.,

Korca - 48 hours after the decision of the Appeals for the head of OMINIA sentence with 1 year's imprisonment, the policy forces fail to find its location.

The news is confirmed by the police forces of the southeastern city, which once took possession warrant, went to the residence of citizens Naum Dishon, to implement the decision of the Appeals Court, which sentenced him to 1 year in prison, but not found there.

On the other hand, the border police confirmed that the head of Omonia has not passed the Hellenic state. Police forces have started work on finding Dishos, while learning the investigation was focused within the city of Korca.

Naum Dishon, head of Omonia, is accused of ordering the establishment of the Greek soldier memorial cemetery Boboshtices, causing their dëmtin.

Interestingly, many police forces, are concentrated in Korca, as to require a "criminal"
, while Omonia, the  called sentence of Dishon, as political trial and irresponsible.,
Tirana, six Property officials arrested

Tirana, six Property officials arrested
Six state officials were arrested this Wednesday in Tirana, charged for power abuse.

According to the police, the four officials work at the Agency for the Legalization, Urbanization, and Integration of the Informal Zones/Buildings.

The two other arrested persons are directors of the Agency of Property Return And Compensation.

They are accused of favoring some persons for taking lands that they didn’t own. The officials lowered the value of land by the seaside by selling it as agricultural land.

Four from the six arrested persons are Bledar Dervishaj, director of APRC, Merita Gjinali, Dhimiter Papa and Njazi Ademi. Police is looking for the two others.

Kosovo minister prevented from entering central Serbia

BUJANOVAC -- Kosovo Diaspora Minister Ibrahim Makolli will not come to the southern Serbian town of Bujanovac today because he was not allowed to enter central Serbia.
Ibrahim Makolli
Ibrahim Makolli
Bujanovac Mayor Shaip Kamberi has said that Makolli had to turn back and return to Kosovo.
He told Beta news agency that the Serbian police at the Končulj crossing did not allow the Kosovo minister to cross the administrative line and that he was on his way back to Priština.

Makolli was supposed to meet with Kamberi and Preševo Mayor Ragmi Mustapha and Albanian National Council President Galip Beqiri on Thursday.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Albania: Ministry of Defense sells Chinese military aircraft

TIRANA - The Ministry of Defence has announced that nine float military aircraft of the Albanian Armed Forces, Chinese manufacturing. For the sale of aircraft will be an auction which is expected to take place on Monday and will start with the initial figure of 24 million leks.

Aircraft used by former aviation school in Vlora and former aviation field in Tirana. According to the report issued in the Public Procurement Agency, Ministry of Defence intends to sell non-military aircraft for use, after finding no further use in the Armed Forces.

It is about two types of aircraft, Jak 18 Chinese manufacturing since 1971 and AN-2 aircraft produced in 1966. Jak 18 aircraft, two seater, used in aviation school for pilots' initial knowledge of the young but also in other demonstration activities, while AN-2 aircraft, with 10 seater capacity, have different functions in the armed forces.


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A proposal for the troubled Balkans

Constantine Holevas-Political Scientist
The Serbs now a minority in the erstwhile Serbian Kosovo-Kosovo announced that in mid-February 2012 will hold a referendum seeking autonomy in the region Mitrovitsa from the rest "state" of Kosovo. The few Serbs remaining in the historic cradle of the Serbian Orthodox Church excluded live in this enclave and do not communicate with the Albanian majority, which controls Kosovo. Interesting is the news coming from the State of Skopje. The Albanian party DPA announced that the Government of FYROM to change its constitutional name of the state to reach an agreement with Greece. Albanians constitute 30% of the population of Skopje and have virtually but not formally become autonomous in the western regions (Tetovo, Debar, Struga, etc.). Usually their positions on the issue of the name calling rather than the Greek views of these Gruevski.
In light of these developments and taking into account other volatile situations in the Balkan Peninsula we find it appropriate to point out three forms of regional autonomy, which can solve the current problems and to peacefully defuse the dynamic demands of specific ethnic communities. Clarifies that when I say I mean Wide Local Autonomy, Education, Crime and Economic Administration without changing or risk the existing borders. I believe that the opinion of the Court of International Law in favor of independent Kosovo (2010) is lanathasmeni, so it deserves to look for balancing solutions, such as three self which I propose.
First. Autonomy of Serbs in Kosovo. The Greece, Cyprus, Russia, Spain and many other countries (even as Muslim Azerbaijan) well do not recognize Kosovo as a separate state, because each country has to think about the practical consequences of its own national interests ( occupied Cyprus, Catalonia, Muslims of the Caucasus, etc.). Since, however, that other and even powerful countries like the U.S. recognize Kosovo, should all contribute to finding solutions for the survival of the Serbian Orthodox minority in the region. The bombings of 1999 were aimed supposedly multi-ethnic Kosovo and resulted in a mono-ethnic Albanian protectorate, where most Serbs are gone and the few remaining are restricted to the northern enclave, as I said. The only way to survive and not feel persecuted is to provide a form of autonomy with their own local Parliament, ease of communication with the mother Serbia, religious and educational institutions as part of their national tradition, while not preventing their participation in wider institutions in Kosovo if they want and if that is possible. The Independent this area will be protected by the UN and E. Union while UNESCO should more effectively protect Orthodox churches and Serbian monasteries that remain outside the autonomous region and have already been attacked by Albanians during the last 13 years.
Second. Autonomy of Albanians within the FYROM. Since 2001, when Albanians in Skopje took up arms, even today the famous Ohrid Agreement is an area of ​​dispute and recrimination among the Slavs (psefdomakedonon) and Albanians. The Albanians have become encouraged after U.S. support for the secession of Kosovo and to envision their secession from the FYROM and their association with his fellow countrymen, who control Kosovo. The Greater Albania has been renamed to more diplomatic Physics Albania and weapons of the rebellion of 2001 remain in caches for ... the next step. The only solution at least for the foreseeable future is clear autonomy in areas with Albanian majority within the state of FYROM. So the State would lose the character of mono-ethnic "Macedonia", as viewed today. Therefore it is easier to show that Greece arguments on the issue of the name. A bi-national or rather multi-ethnic state can not take the name that expresses a single ethnicity. "Macedonians" Slavs themselves of FYROM. The Albanians have already proposed the name Dardania serving and Greece.
Third. Autonomy of the Greeks in Northern Epirus Albanian border. All parties who ruled Albania from 1990 until today require Greece to maintain numerous Albanians, but also political genocide "low profile" in the native Greeks. If you do not become a form of autonomy or Northern Epirus, the Greeks there will be extinguished completely. Only the solution of Autonomy will provide education, property and religious rights and fair policing. Furthermore, it will create a zone of investment help from Greece to return many Northern Epirus who are currently working in Greece. Unfortunately the Albanian leaders enhance and trigger anti-Greek propaganda Chams (descendants of war criminals in 1941-44). Let them remember the Independence, which provides the Corfu Protocol of 1914, who signed it and Albania!