Saturday, March 7, 2015

Greek FM Kotzias: If Greece collapses, Europe will be flooded with migrants, jihadists

First entry: 7 March 2015
Greek FM Kotzias: If Greece collapses, Europe will be flooded with migrants, jihadists
Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias warned that a financial collapse in Greece will bring millions of new migrants and thousands of jihadists in Europe.
Kotzias was speaking with reporters during a bereak in an informal EU foreign ministers' council in Riga, Latvia.
"Western Balkans are not stabilized, and then we have Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and northern Africa. This is a sickle," Kotzias said.
Kotzias also said that "what the Europeans are doping to us is cultural racism...It is a necessity to find aniother way of behasving toward Greece. It is also a geostrategic necessity. Instead, they chose to crush the Syriza government in its early days...Wjhat will this bring? Right-wing extremism and chaos," the Greek foreign minister said.

Syriza-led government remains popular according to new poll

First entry: 7 March 2015
Syriza-led government remains popular according to new poll
The majority of Greeks continue to have a positive view of the new Syriza-led government, a month and a half after the elections.
According to a nationwide poll by Marc on behalf of ‘Efimerida ton Syntakton’ newspaper of 64% have a positive and rather positive view of the course of the government.
31.4% have a negative and rather negative view, according to the survey conducted between 3 and 5 March
On the question whether they are satisfied with the course of negotiations with Greece’s partners, 59.6% answered "yes" and "probably yes", while 37.6% "probably not" and "no."
The majority of respondents (75.4%) believe that the four-month extension agreement does not mean the end of the memoranda.
More than half of respondents (54.4%) believe that if New Democracy won the January 25 elections things would be worse, with only 19.4% saying that the situation would be better.
Source: ANA MPA

Friday, March 6, 2015

Belgrade "respects Ukraine's territorial integrity"

BELGRADE -- Minister without portfolio for EU Integrations Jadranka Joksimovic said on Friday that Serbia "respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine."
Filipenko (R) and Joksimovic meet in Belgrade (Tanjug/Serbian Government)
Filipenko (R) and Joksimovic meet in Belgrade (Tanjug/Serbian Government)
She made the comment as she met with Ukrainian Charge d'Affaires in Belgrade Yevgeniia Filipenko, "to discuss Serbia's European integrations."
"The reforms that are being undertaken by the government are crucial for achieving Serbia's strategic goal on the path to EU membership and the regional cooperation that the country is promoting is significant," Joksimovic said.

She reiterated that Serbia respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, the Serbian government said.

Filipenko said that the Ukrainian side is interested in cooperation and experience-sharing in the field of European integrations, and wished Serbia success on that path.

She also noted that Ukraine is "defending the principles of international law" and that it has not recognized Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence, and added that Kiev "welcomes Serbia's efforts as OSCE chair."

According to Joksimovic Serbia will strive to, in that role, "gain affirmation as a dependable partner and, to the best of its abilities, contribute to solutions to issues relevant to the stability and security in the European region and beyond."

Economic crisis: not affected military budget of Greece

Greece has launched a second Type 214 submarine, S122 Matrozos! The boat began Sea Acceptance Tests (SAT) some days ago.

In mid-February 2015 raised the Greek flag on fast attack craft FAC RITSOS P71 in Elefsis Shipyards, while expected to follow the sea trials after solving some typical issues. In meanwhile the other 2 remaining FAC boats of same class continue construction and they are in a signification progress(info taken from magazine "EA&T" March issue).

President Nishani appreciates Dr. Arqile Boti (post humously) with the "Mother Teresa" Medal
March 5, 2015

President of the Republic of Albania. Bujar Nishani during a ceremony held in the Presidency, doctor Ahilea (Arqile) Boti (posthumously) with the Medal "Mother Teresa" with this motivation: "The remarkable for the simplicity and humanity served where he felt the need that should help. As a professional doctor with great fame and creative folk healed people, successfully combining scientific studies in the field of alternative medicine. "

Dr. Ahilea Boti, is of Greek origin from Bularati village of Dropullit, with US Citizenship  (Greek Amerikan parents)..

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Serbian parliament speaker visits Albania

TIRANA -- Serbian Parliament Speaker Maja Gojkovic and Albanian PM Edi Rama say "both countries are willing to improve cooperation in a new stage of their relations."
"Relations between Serbia and Albania are of utmost significance to the overall relations and stability in the region," the two agreed, according to a statement from Gojkovic's office quoted by Tanjug.
Gojkovic, who is on an official visit to Albania, said the primary interest was to improve the relations between the two countries and provide a better life for their people, and that cooperation was a message to the region and the EU that Serbia and Albania guaranteed stability in the Western Balkans.

The EU will be complete only when the Western Balkans is integrated into it, she stressed.

Serbia and Albania do not agree on all issues, but it is important that there is a good basiss for agreements so both countries and the region would move forward, Rama stated.

The lesson that history has taught Serbia and Albania should be used for the future, he underscored.

Gojkovic and Rama discussed also cooperation between young people and the implementation of the memorandum of understanding between the two governments.

Gojkovic invited Rama to support the initiative for Albania's participation in the region youth tourism expo in Serbia, which will be held ahead of the Exit festival, which Rama supported, stressing the importance of cultural cooperation.

Also, they supported the activities by the Serbian-Albanian working group related to infrastructure projects, which will provide more links between the two countries, the release says.

Gojkovic met also with Tirana Mayor Lulzim Basha, and the two officials welcomed the new stage in the relations between Serbia and Albania and discussed improvements to the position of national minorities as well.

During ger visit, Gojkovic met also with Albanian President Bujar Nishani and Parliament Speaker Ilir Meta, who had invited her to visit Albania and be the first parliament speaker from either country to visit the other one.

"Serbia not responsible for EU-bound migration"

BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic has said that Serbia is not responsible for the current migrations "that have upset Europe."
He made the statement on Thursday during a joint news conference in Belgrade with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos.
Vucic added that Serbia "quickly took action in consultation with Brussels and some European governments."

Referring to the wave of Kosovo Albanian migrants, he said the country acted "in accordance with the Brussels agreement on freedom of movement, but also with the governments of the EU to take action to send those trying to abuse this type of trust back."

Avramopoulos said that Serbia "played a constructive role when it comes to stopping asylum seekers from Kosovo."

He added that Serbia is expected to take decisive action, and in particular strengthen border control with Hungary in order to solve the problem of ethnic Albanian asylum seekers from Kosovo, "but also when it comes to Serb citizens."

"Although Kosovo dominates in the media, Serbian citizens are also among the most numerous asylum seekers. The key for opening chapter 24 is for Serbia take decisive action when it comes to stopping migrations from Kosovo and asylum seekers from Serbia," said Avramopoulos.

"Help from the Austrian and German police and Frontex is available," he said Avramopoulos.

He added that the Serbian government action plan for chapter 24 was expected from the Serbian government, concerning border management, asylum, smuggling, fight against terrorism.

When it comes to the process of Serbia's EU accession, Avramopoulos said that the EU is firm in its position regarding the European perspective of Serbia.

"We have a lot of work to do and we have to cooperate in order for this to happen," said the EU official.

The 007 of Greek modern espionage network in Albania in Northern Epirus.

A few days of life pas away Luke Christidis, the Greek spy who was imprisoned for 30 years in the prisons of E.Hotza, but forgotten, for Greece. The so-called , "Greek 007" because of the action of the rich Curtain between 1950 and 1960 when he was arrested

The name of, Luke Christidis, its origin from Himara Drymades of Northern Epirus. For most people the name does not say much, but what is the historical law: Those who give a lot back home, leave quietly.

The "clockwise" Journalism in Greece, I never agreed to highlight the struggle and torment that lasted over 30 years, L.Christidi. declared some times ago for the greek press.

Luke , spent his entire life for the motherland Greece.

He was a spy of our country in Albania working for Northern Epirus and then having organized a spy network that brought many in his homeland.

He imparted valuable information on the communist networks in Greece, especially in the southern continent for weapons caches and Soviet activities in the country until the exit of Albania from the Warsaw Pact in 1967.

Arrested after ten years espionage action, tortured and sentenced to life imprisonment and remained in prison 30 years from 1960 until 1990. The survival of the inhumane prison E.Hotza Stalinist regime, characterized as a "miracle."


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"Give Russia guarantees Ukraine won't join NATO"

WARSAW -- Former U.S. national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski has called for the arming of Ukraine "with defensive weapons."
(Beta/AP, file)
(Beta/AP, file)
He at the same time warned that Russia must be given guarantees that "a free, democratic Ukraine" will not seek to join NATO.
"We must guarantee to the Russians that a free, democratic, European Ukraine would not seek to join NATO, which Russia sees as a threat, but will act like Finland which is a free, independent European country, but is not a member of NATO," Brzezinski told the Polish broadcaster TVN24.

Another element of a possible solution to the conflict in Ukraine, according to him, is to supply that country with "defensive weapons."

"We have to be able to deliver defensive weapons Ukraine, because if we do not send such weapons, all that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin has to do to triumph is to cause a further escalation of the conflict," said Brzezinski.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Djuric: Serbian govt will continue to support Kosovo Serbs financially


Published: Mar 4, 2015

GRACANICA – The future community of Serb municipalities will be funded by Belgrade, Pristina and the international community, and the Serbian government will continue to support the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs financially, the head of the Serbian government Office for Kosovo-Metohija, Marko Djuric, said in Gracanica on Tuesday.

The community of Serb municipalities will be funded by Belgrade and Pristina, as well as by the international community – quite certainly, the Serbian government will continue to support the Kosovo-Metohija Serbs financially, and they, through their community, should draw funds from wherever they can obtain them, Djuric said.

Anyone who is prepared to make an institutional contribution to funding the Serb community is welcome, Djuric said at a press conference after attending a round table discussion in Gracanica on decentralisation and the Serb community in Kosovo-Metohija and the implementation of the Brussels Agreement and establishing the community of Serb municipalities.

As far as Belgrade is concerned, it will quite certainly continue to assist its people in the best way possible, Djuric added.

The funds that Serbia is investing through its institutions and the people who live in Kosovo-Metohija are an important contribution to the economy in Kosovo and Belgrade is working very actively on establishing the community of Serb municipalities, he said.

“Here in Kosovo, it is an absolute priority for us, it is the central point of the Brussels Agreement and we will not be satisfied until the community of Serb municipalities is established to the extent and in the manner that will enable the Serbs to survive here in the long term by having collective political, cultural, economic and all other rights,” Djuric noted.

The discussion was the first in a series of round table events to be organised this year by the Forum for Ethnic Relations in collaboration with the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society as part of a project dealing with the challenges facing the Serb community on the way to a normalisation of relations in Kosovo-Metohija.

The event in Gracanica was attended, among others, by Jennifer Brush, special representative of the UN Secretary General in Kosovo-Metohija, Gracanica Mayor Vladeta Kostic, lawyer Azem Vlasi, political analyst Dukadjin Gorani, Kosovo’s presidential adviser Arber Vlahiu and representatives of the non-governmental sector.

SNMG2 Begins Operations in the Black Sea

4 Mar 2015

Black Sea – NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived today, Wednesday, 4 March 2015, in the Black Sea to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish Navies. This training will include simulated anti-air and anti-submarine warfare exercises, as well as simulated small boat attacks and basic ship handling manoeuvers.
Led by Rear Adm. Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), FGS Spessart (A 1442), ITS Aliseo (F 574), and ROS Regina Maria (F 222). This potent NATO maritime force possesses substantial sea-control, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare capabilities.
SNMG2 is in the Black Sea to operate and train with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian and Turkish Navies - Photo courtesy of HQ MARCOM Public Affairs Office

Admiral Williamson’s command of SNMG2 has been a full one. In 2014, the group deployed to the North American coast where it participated in three high-tempo exercises with multiple allied nations. Returning to the Mediterranean SNMG2 again engaged in complex multinational exercises with Allied nations, including exercise Noble Justification, one of NATO’s largest exercises and the NATO Response Force certification event for 2014. This was followed by several at-sea periods in support of NATO’s counter-terrorism mission, Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR as well as further training opportunities, including with the French Charles de Gaulle Carrier Strike Group. It has been the most robust training schedule for an SNMG in some years.

"The training and exercises we will conduct with our Allies in the Black Sea prepares us to undertake any mission NATO might require to meet its obligations for collective defense," said Williamson. "We are here at the invitation of the Turkish, Bulgarian and Romanian governments and look forward to enhancing our interoperability with their navies."
SNMG2’s deployment into the Black Sea is conducted in full compliance with international conventions as a scheduled visit in support of training as well as the assurance of Black Sea Allies. The Group will return to the Mediterranean later this month to resume patrols contributing to maritime situational awareness in the region.
Story by HQ MARCOM Public Affairs Office

Citing Russia and Islamic State Threat, Kosovo Urges Faster European Union Expansion

Citing Russia and Islamic State Threat, Kosovo Urges Faster European Union Expansion
Kosovo's Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci speaks to the media prior to a meeting with German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Berlin March 2, 2015. (Reuters)
Berlin:  Kosovo's Foreign Minister Hashim Thaci urged the European Union and NATO to speed up integration of Balkan states or risk the spreading influence of both Russia and Islamist extremists.

Thaci, the first Prime Minister of independent Kosovo until last year, told Reuters he hoped for tangible results in the coming months, such as a new EU visa regime for Kosovo.

"It is the moment when Brussels should move from rhetoric and nice words about Kosovo to concrete measures," Thaci said in Berlin today, after meeting his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Kosovo, a poor, landlocked state of 1.7 million people, declared independence from Serbia in 2008, but Belgrade and its former Soviet master Moscow refuse to recognise this and have blocked its membership of bodies such as the United Nations.

Thaci, who led armed ethnic Albanian units in the 1998-99 guerrilla war against Belgrade troops as Yugoslavia collapsed, said Pristina saw this continued isolation as an "injustice".

But EU membership is an aspiration shared with other Balkan states, including Serbia, and Thaci said this "will eventually force Serbia to accept the reality" of Kosovo's independence.

While Montenegro, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are all looking to join the EU, Brussels has said organised crime, corruption and media restrictions are limiting progress.

Thaci called for the membership process to be speeded up.

"The EU should not delay the accession and enlargement processes and integration of Kosovo and the region into the European Union, but also in NATO," he said.

Russia has drawn parallels between its annexation of Ukraine's Crimea last year, and NATO's military support for Kosovo's self-determination in 1999. Thaci rejected this and said Pristina's future lay in the "Euro-Atlantic family".

"Any delay in this process is a dangerous one. It opens the way for penetration and the increase of influence of Russia in political terms, economic term and military terms," he said.

"But it also opens the way for ISIS to penetrate the region and influence the region," he said, referring to Islamic State.
Kosovo's ethnic Albanian majority is mainly Muslim but with a largely secular lifestyle.

Local police have arrested dozens of people suspected of fighting with groups like Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Thaci said Pristina had also arrested imams suspected of inciting extremism and taken other action to show it was an enthusiastic member of "the global coalition against ISIS".

He blamed a surge in the number of Kosovars trying to leave for EU states on human traffickers, saying they spread rumours that people could get asylum in order to exploit them.

Working with Germany, where there was a media panic this year about an "avalanche" of Kosovar asylum-seekers, Thaci said the government was stemming the tide by informing people that 99 percent of asylum requests from Kosovo were rejected because they had no grounds to allege persecution.

"What I can say with full confidence is that the number of people who want to leave Kosovo has drastically decreased."

© Thomson Reuters 2015

French parliament has change of heart over Albanian migrant

Armando Curri, threatened with eviction, is told he can attend Sénat to collect medal for being France’s best carpentry apprentice
Armando Curri
Armando Curri: ‘You should never give up because you’ll get there in the end.’ Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images
A young Albanian migrant threatened with expulsion from France was allowed to collect his medal as one of the country’s best apprentices after an official change of heart.
Armando Curri, 19, was originally told he was not welcome at the ceremony held in the Sénat – the upper house of parliament – on Wednesday morning, because of his “irregular status”.
Curri arrived in France three years ago and was allowed to remain as an “unaccompanied minor”. However, on reaching the age of 18 last year he was served with an order to leave France.
After a last minute about-turn, the head of the Sénat, Gérard Larcher, a member of UMP, the centre-right opposition party, told Curri he could attend.
Local police announced they would give the teenager a three-month temporary residency permit.
In a story that confounded stereotypes, Curri told his local radio station France Bleu Loire it was the best day of his life and that he was proud of what he had achieved.
“I’ve received these wonderful things thanks to you and the newspapers. In one day my life has changed. I’m very happy,” Curri said.
“I’m proud of myself for having got here. You should never give up because you’ll get there in the end.”
Curri, who has appealed against the expulsion order, was originally informed his gold medal and diploma for being France’s best carpentry apprentice would be sent by post to his home at Roanne in the Loire Region. A message from the upper house explained that it was unable to “welcome into its midst an undocumented person”.
A few hours later, Larcher, having been given details of Curri’s work, informed the French interior ministry that he had changed his mind and that the teenager deserved to be congratulated for his success.
“As a matter of principle, the Sénat, as a Republic institution involved in making laws, should respect them. In terms of reality, apprenticeships are an excellent thing that the Sénat wishes to promote,” Larcher said in a statement.
Curri, now studying for a professional baccalauréat at his local lycée, must wait until May, when the administrative court in Lyon will consider his appeal against the expulsion order, to find out if he will be allowed to remain permanently in the country.
On Wednesday morning, however, Curri, pictured in suit and bow tie at the ceremony in the gilded Sénat salon, was just proud to be one of France’s best apprentices.

UK Firm's Aid Fails to Boost Albania's Customs

The Albanian government has admitted in a letter to the IMF that its contract with a British adviser, Crown Agents, has not yet resulted in the expected rise in customs revenues.
Gjergj Erebara
The €8.5-million contract between the Socialist-led government of Albania and the British company Crown Agents - signed last year - has not delivered any boost to customs revenues, the Albanian government has admitted in a Letter of Intent to the International Monetary Fund, adding that the contract would continue.
“The big boost to collections expected at the time of signing has not yet been realized. The main problem lies in inconsistent application of valuation rules and procedures, and informality,” the letter signed by Minister of Finance Shkelqim Cani and Minister of Economy Arben Ahmetaj says.
However, the letter adds, “work by the external consultant on customs administration will continue”.
The government signed the two-year contract with Crown Agents to combat contraband activity and raise tax revenue.
Under the agreement, the British company provides advisory and risk analysis services for the Albanian customs office in order to better combat fiscal evasion.
The centre-right opposition Democratic Party has panned the contract with the company, calling it as a pointless extra burden on Albanian taxpayers.
  Crown Agents Representative David Smith and the head of Customs Directorate of Albania Elisa Spiropali in a press conference announcing a new campaign of control for companies of excise duty merchandize on June 2014. However, these campaigns didn’t bring extra cash, the government admits. Photo: LSA / FRANC ZHURDA
During the first year of its work, the consultants and the customs administration carried out a major public relations campaign, issuing scores of press releases on their day-to-day activities, mainly focusing on targeting small-scale tax evasion and on awareness-raising campaigns against illegal alcohol and tobacco trading.
One year on, the government accepts that its expectations have not been met.

USA te shqetesuar ndaj Libanizimit te Shqiperise


Vendi nuk mund te shfaqet ne syte e Botes, si modern, harmoni fetare, shembull klasik, globalist dhe europian, per sa kohe kasta politike, i eshte future nje “mocali ekzekutues”, fundi i te ciles nuk i dihet.

Kur ndodhin kriza te politikes se brendshme, per te shmangur vemendjen nga skandalet, perdoret “salvaxhentja anti greke”, kete radhe Kisha Orthodokse.

Ndersa jemi fokusuar te gjithe qytetaret e nje vendi qe aspiron per ne BE, ne te shtequajturen “skenare vrasjesh mes politikaneve shqiptare”, nga mengjesi ne darke vone, zien vendi, debate kercenime, bomba, jane bere modeli I kohes ne Shqiperi. Pak shkurt te kuptojme pse ndodhin dhe cilat jane shkaqet qe e cuan politiken shqiptare te perkedhelur nga Perendimi drejt nje “Libanizimi te pashmangshem te Shqiperise”?:

1.       Realiteti historic i Shqiperise, i krijuar jo nga burimet e brendshme vitale me ndjenje patriotike sic do shtet me dinjitet ne ballkan,, por nga tendenca e te pasurit ne ndihme (fuqine e madhe te kohes) ne krah te politikaneve sundues.

2.       Historia e luftes se pameshirshme te lidereve politike dhe klaneve shqiptare,qe eleminojne njeri tjetrin.

3.       Shqiperia ne NATO, dyshime per kontribut ne lirite dhe te drejtat e njeriut.

4.       Politika globaliste Iridentiste e lidershipit politik, nen emrin e Shqiperise se Madhe dhe e lejuar nga fuqite perndimore.

5.       Harmonia fetare, si pjese e propagandes elitare europianiste globaliste, ateiste evreo katoliko centriste por ne thelb thellimin e mosmarveshjeve mes komuniteteve fetare, vecanerisht shuarjen e faktorit orthodox ne Shqiperi.

6.       Dilema e perendimit mes globalizmit europian dhe ndarjes se shteteve etnike ne ballkan.

7.       Kosova, modeli I vetevendosjes “per shqiptaret e Kosoves” i mbrojtur nga aleanca perendimore, por jo per popuj dhe etni te tjera qe kercenohen nga asimilimi ne ballkan.

8.       Politika e inkriminuar e Shqiperise, e cila konsolidoi binomin bisnes politik beres, ne sistemin electoral te Shqiperise.


USA e interesuar maksimalisht per stabilitetin e Shqiperise (edhe duke kufizuar te drejtat e njeriut).

Dikush do te mendonte se paragrafi I mesiperm, nenkupton se kemi te bejme me nje “Republike Bananash”, por ne fakt, magazinat e kokaines e kane kthyer shtetin, ne nje “Casus Beli” per europen. 

Shtetet e Bashkuara te Amerikes jane te shqetesuar vazhdimisht per stabilitetin politik te Shqiperise, e cila radhitet ne raportet nderkombetare si shteti I cili hyn ne grupin e shteteve te deshtuara ose problematike. Por “shqiptaret jetojne te ndare etnikisht”, aq sa mund te jene te ndare serbet, grekt, apo bullgaret nga shteti memedhe. Arsyeja eshte se gjysma e shqiptareve jetojne jashte territorit te Shqiperise ne NATO dhe si e tille ata ndihen te kercenuar. Cdo tentative qe te kete synim destabilizimin politik te vendit, ata do ta eleminojne, pasi Shqiperia nuk ka potenciale paralizuese ne rast krizash brenda vendit. 

Sic ka ndodhur ne protesten e 21 janarit 2011 ku u vrane 4 demostrues dhe aktualisht, SHBA, do te vazhdojne te mbeshtesin politikat qeveris berese, per efekt te stabilizimit te vendit edhe pse opinioni social, eshte kunder politikave shtrenguese eknonomike te qeverise Rama – Meta. Por kercenimi qe vjen nga jashte sic eshte deklaruar ne strategjine nacionale te Shqiperise, nga ISIS dhe Rusia, e bejne politiken e jashtme te Shqiperise me aktraktive per te vepruan ne bashkepunim me NATO. 

Ceshtja Tom Doshi, e cila u parapri nga nje mesazh te prere nga Perfaqesia Amerikane ne Tirane, ka koplikuar situaten. Kjo do te thote se amerikanet e dine qe pika e vlimit ka kapur kulmin dhe pranojne te mbeshtesin qeverine per ti sheshuar te gjitha problemet ne funksion te stabilitetit politik. Por Doshi kembengul se ka njoftuar Senatin Amerikan (palen Republikane) , qe do te thote se ka nje probleme me Ambasaden amerikane per te sqaruar (!)………. Por komunikata e shtypit e ambasades USA thote se Tom Doshi ka te kaluar kriminale……

Orthodokset dhe anti Hellenizmi perdoren per te shmangur krizen kriminale te Shqiperise

Eshte bere model qe qeverite shqiptare, mbajne rezerva per ti perdorur sa here qe kane kriza te bredeshme, per te shmangur opinionin public nga skandalet e bombave, duke perdorur propaganden anti orthodokse ose anti greke, per te fituar imunitetin e “dinjitetit kombetar” si politike gjithe perfshirese. 

Radhen e kishte Katedralja Orthodoske ne Tirane, me ane te te ciles Inspektoriati Kombetar I Mbrojtjes se Territorit, prishi ne menyre te dhunshme gardhin rrethues te saj. Por ato mund te jene ne vazhdimesi, vecanerisht ne Jug ku komuniteti grek, duket thellesisht i pa mbrojtur se asnjehere ne historine e vete te ekzistences, megjithe deklaratat e ndonje force politike ose parlamentari grek. 

Politik beresve greke, u interesojne votat e vorio epirioteve dhe jo vetqeverisja dhe vitalizimi europian i Komunitetit grek ne Shqiperi. Eshte kjo arsyeja qe mes Greqise dhe Shqiperise, eshte miratuar nje marveshje e cila nenkupton moslejimin e veprimeve ekstremiste nga cdo force politike ose komunitare perfshi dhe ate dhe Fetare “inekstrem” jashte linjes se tyre shteterore e cila nenkupton edhe ne kete rast edhe Kishen Orthodokse.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

MP’s Murder Claims Make Waves in Albania

A Socialist MP’s claims that the speaker of parliament was plotting to kill him have added to the turbulent atmosphere of politics in Albania.

Gjergj Erebara BIRN Tirana
  Tom Doshi. Photo: LSA
Tom Doshi, a businessman turned parliamentarian, lashed out on Monday against the speaker of parliament, Ilir Meta, accusing him of plotting to assassinate him and an opposition MP, Mhill Fufi, while accusing Prime Minister Edi Rama of turning a blind eye to the plot.

Doshi’s inflammatory comments followed minutes after the ruling Socialist Party expelled him from their parliamentary group, after he threatened to declare “war” on the government.

Meta, is the head of the Socialist Movement for Integration, LSI, the junior partner in Rama’s government.

“Edi Rama has a pimp today, and this is Ilir Meta, who has ordered my assassination as well of Mhill Fufi,” Doshi said, after a meeting of the Socialist parliamentary group, adding that he had a video recording to back the alleged murder plot.

Monday’s statement was the culmination of a series of accusations and threats launched by Doshi against the government and Prime Minister Rama over the course of the past week.

The accusations prompted Rama to expel the rebel MP, despite threats by Doshi to publish damaging evidence that would “shake the foundations of the government”.

In a statement on Monday, Rama said Doshi’s statements violated all the basic norms of behavior inside the Socialist Party parliamentary group.

“With his accusation, Doshi has damaged the dignity of this parliamentary group and government,” Rama said.

“Because of this, I believe we should release him from the weight of being a member of the Socialist Party parliamentary group, so that he can take the legal path to prove his accusations against this government,” he added.

Reacting to the accusations through Spartak Braho, an LSI MP and the head of national security commission in parliament, Meta said he was aware of the allegations but Doshi was twisting the facts.

“A few months ago the speaker was informed by Doshi of an assassination plot being prepared against him and Mhill Fufi by the brother-in-law of former premier Sali Berisha,” Braho said in a statement. 

According to Braho, after learning of the allegations, Meta notified the General Prosecutor and the Minister of Interior.

“We call on MP Doshi to turn over any video evidence to the police and the prosecutor’s office, in order to shed light on the allegations,” Braho added.

Doshi’s expulsion from the Socialist Party was welcomed by the US embassy in Tirana and the EU Delegation, which commented on his alleged criminal background.

“The United States welcomes the decision of the Socialist Party of Albania to expel Mr Tom Doshi, who is alleged to be involved in criminal activities,” the US embassy said in a statement.

 “We encourage all political parties in Albania to remove individuals involved in criminal or corrupt activities and call upon the Prosecutor General of Albania to investigate and prosecute criminals and corrupt officials at all levels,” it added.

One of the richest MPs in parliament, Doshi heads a list of Albanian politicians indentified in a 2009 US embassy cable, leaked by WikiLeaks, entitled “lawbreakers turned lawmakers, as tied to organized crime”.

“Doshi, singled out in the Human Rights Report for physically assaulting a journalist in the Sheraton Hotel, was a key figure in financing SP [Socialist Party] electoral efforts,” the cable said. 

“He is known as the richest MP, with a declared fortune of more than $15 million and is also suspected of trafficking narcotics,” it added. 

In a statement in support of Rama’s move the EU Delegation underlined that targeting officials with a criminal record was a key element of an agreement between the ruling centre-left coalition and the opposition Democratic Party, which ended the opposition boycott of parliament. 

“The EU supports steps that need to be taken for the comprehensive implementation of the agreement between governing and opposition parties in the Parliament… including the issue of individuals with criminal records who hold public positions,” the EU Delegation in Tirana said in a statement.

“The EU puts the highest priority on law enforcement and on the full implementation of the rule of law, including the fight against corruption and organized crime, which are key priorities for Albania,” it added.

Kosovo charges seven over Islamic State recruitment

Kosovo (illustration)

2 March 2015 | 21:35 | FOCUS News Agency

Kosovo charges seven over Islamic State recruitmentSource: Focus Information AgencyPristina. Kosovo has indicted seven ethnic Albanians on terrorism charges over alleged plans to take up arms with the Islamic State group or recruit fighters for the insurgents, officials said Monday, AFP reported.
Five of the indicted "agreed to go to the war in Syria and join the group of Albanians who fight on the side of the terrorist organisation ISIL", known also as IS, the Kosovo prosecutor's office said in a statement.
Two others, including an imam, were charged with recruiting fighters or "urging other persons to commit or participate in the commission of terrorist acts", the statement said.
The suspects were arrested separately from June-October 2014. Five defendants, including the imam, have remained in detention since being taken into custody, while one suspect is under house arrest and another is out on bail, according to a prosecutor's spokesman.
The indictment was the latest in a series of efforts by authorities in Kosovo to prosecute radical Islamists, recruiters or fighters.
The interior ministry estimates that around 300 Kosovars have joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq. Half of them have been prosecuted so far, according to Interior Minister Skender Hyseni.
Most of Kosovo's 90-percent Albanian majority are moderate Muslims with strong pro-Western sentiments.

Jailed Golden Dawn leaders to be released on bail

First entry: 3 March 2015 
Jailed Golden Dawn leaders to be released on bail
Golden Dawn leader Nikos Michaloliakos and senior deputy Christos Pappas will be released from custody ahead of their trial tentatively scheduled for April.
Prosecutors decided on their release by March 29 when the maximum 18-month period in pre-trial custody expires. 
The Golden Dawn members are facing charges of forming and running a criminal organiσation. 
 Prosecutors will impose strict restrictions for their release. 
Michaloliakos will be under house arrest and he will have to pay 125,000 euros bail.
Pappas, among other restrictions, is forbidden from travelling beyond Attica region.

Putin – next steps in conquest and subversion

The West needs a lot more than tepid sanctions and tired rhetoric to counter Russia’s patient, skillful effort to rebuild its empire.

By David B. Kanin
Russia today may be the first state in history to be run by its intelligence services. Former KGB officers like President Putin himself, the current bureaucracies of Maskirovna and propaganda, and their puppet oligarchs have garnered more power than not only Soviet-era predecessors, but also any security structure in the history of Russia. These cynical and strategic-minded people know how to give and take—give by acting as if they respect Western norms and residual, if fading influence; take, well take whatever it is they want. Georgia, Ukraine, Hungary, the Baltics, Balkans, even Poland and the Czech and Slovak republics are not out of bounds.

Russia’s general approach to imperial expansion somewhat resembles the Roman conquest of Greece over the decades between, say, 220 and 146 B.C.E. The Romans expanded their presence in stages from influence to control to direct administration., Like the Romans—and unlike the Soviets in Eastern Europe after 1945—Rome did not have an overwhelming military presence in Greece to ensure its domination (especially while Hannibal was operating effectively in Italy). Succeeding consuls and praetors carried out the Senate’s policy of methodically creating the diplomatic, legal, and military means of coopting and undermining the leading powers of the Greek universe (the various leagues and dynastic descendants of the various successors of Alexander the Great).

To be sure, Rome did not exhibit the sorts of insecurities that mark Russia’s aggression, and was less cynical than Putin when it came to the legal veneer both empires placed over their diplomatic and military actions. Still, what Putin has in common with the Romans is the patient, methodical approach to strategic expansion so lacking in the approaches of divided, floundering adversaries.

Putin’s personal project is Angela Merkel. However strong and influential she seems in the West,[1] to Putin she is merely his most important agent of influence. This does not mean he actively recruited her during his time in Germany (although, that notion would make a good Oliver Stone-esque movie), but it does mean a major part of his approach to a floundering EU is to help Merkel convince her weaker, poorer partners (and a breathtakingly indecisive United States) that Merkel really can carry their water with Russia’s very successful Tsar. He gives her cease-fires and promises, and acts as if her lectures and sanctions give him pain.  All the while, his troops keep moving, and his covert organs keep chipping away at European and American sources of hard and soft power.

Putin’s military successes in eastern Ukraine permit him to use the cease-fire to perform mid-course corrections regarding his covert actions in the rest of Ukraine, while preparing for a future drive through Mariapul and along the Black Sea coast. Unless the West strengthens and backstops Ukraine’s military and imposes structural sanctions, Moscow is likely eventually to engage these targets and then again permit the ever-cooperative Merkel to arrange another favorable (to Russia) cease-fire. Further Western bluster and sanctions against individual Russians would have little impact on these decisions—the tougher issue for Putin will be figuring out a strategy for covert action and overt kinetic pressure aimed at engineering victory for Russia’s proxies in the next Ukrainian election (as was done in 2010, once it became clear the heroes of the 2004 Orange Revolution were just as corrupt and incompetent as their pro-Moscow opponents).

Serial Russian diplomatic and military successes have given pause even to decision makers in Warsaw, where a deep, violent, and otherwise unhappy history of relations with Russia precludes the fantasies that feed German-style style strategic pietism and American simple-mindedness. Poland softened its previously hard public line against Russian aggression in reaction to Merkel’s latest concessions to Putin in Minsk. This development could become a trajectory working very much in Moscow’s favor unless the Americans reverse their retreat from Europe (reflected most notably—from Poland’s point of view—in Washington’s damaging capitulation over missile defense).

Putin likely intends to manage his imperial reconstruction project in the Balkans differently than in the Baltics. Baltic reactions to Western defeat in the Crimea and eastern Ukraine have centered on Article V in such a way as to paint possible NATO failure to protect Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia as an Alliance-ending repeat of the 1939-41 Nazi-Soviet Pact.
Most pieces of the former Yugoslavia and the Albanian universe are not in NATO (Russian policies toward Hungary, Croatia, and Bulgaria demonstrate membership in the EU is strategically irrelevant).  Moscow can contrast its strategic successes since the war against Georgia in 2008 and its financial support to clients and patronage networks throughout the Balkans to the West’s continuing approach of lectures and demands for meaningless, ideologically fantasized “reforms.”

However, regarding this group of fragmented targets, Putin has two problems. First, Russia’s lack of borders with Balkan states other than Romania and Bulgaria limits the possibility of plucking the kinetic low-hanging fruit so readily available in Ukraine (and, if Moscow decides it is appropriate, Belarus). Merkel’s acquiescent approach to Putin means military options will remain conceivable regarding Romania and Bulgaria (no matter their membership in NATO) during the remaining months of Obama’s lame-duck presidency, should the governments of those countries continue to perform as poorly as their predecessors have and should Russian covert operations produce the sort of overtly pro-Russian political forces that so far have not been significant in either country. Russia has no such immediate geographic access to Albania and the terminally dysfunctional shards of former Yugoslavia.

Second, Russia cannot offer its clients the material benefits necessary to underpin its skillful use of military power and propaganda. Russia’s economy continues to be a mess and is as corrosive to the country’s prospects as it was during the Soviet decades. Putin clearly has had no problem out-thinking Merkel and other Western competitors when it comes to geo-strategy, but he appears to have no answer for the fall in energy prices. As noted, his economic approach to the Balkans so far has been to strengthen ties with various patronage bosses (Dodik is the most obvious example, but Russian policies toward Serbia, Montenegro, Bulgaria, the Albanian universe, and Ukraine itself also follow this pattern). Going forward, Russia is likely to attempt to quietly build political machines in these countries connected to the economic networks the West derides as corrupt or informal, but which are much more central to material realities than what passes (and is measured by official agencies and NGOs) as economic activity.

If the US and EU want to construct a serious response to longer-term Russian assertiveness as well as to Moscow’s immediate military aggression—and it is far from certain they do—they will have engage for the long run while providing Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic allies with the weapons and training required to increase the cost to Russia of its policies. It is essential that Russia come to sense that its approach carries real danger. There is no question Such a turn would carry with it an increase of fighting between Russian and Western forces, but war would remain very unlikely. One problem with the lack of a kinetic response to Moscow’s policies is that Putin is left free to brag about Russian military prowess at home while using his troops and local proxies to create in domestic and foreign minds a perception that he is Russia’s first worthy successor to Stalin. Another is that his pal Angela Merkel and other Western decision makers appear to the same audiences as not worthy at all.

David B. Kanin is an adjunct professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University and a former senior intelligence analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

1) For a particularly pollyanish praise of the Chancellor, see Elizabeth Pond, “Misreading Berlin,” Foreign Affairs, March-April, 2015, pp. 173-176.  Pond defends Merkel for being in the lead on sanctions, rather than accepting them only reluctantly (as if the sanctions matter). She also claims the most urgent challenge to Western diplomacy after Russia seized Crimea was to keep Putin talking rather than shooting—as if Merkel and the rest have done anything to stop him from doing both, how and when he chooses.