Saturday, July 11, 2020

Greece to put sanctions on Turkey over Hagia Sophia conversion

UNESCO sent letter to Turkey regarding turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

UNESCO sent letter to Turkey regarding turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Greece will be putting sanctions against Turkey for its decision to convert Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

“Erdoğan made a historic mistake, a mistake that creates a gap, I hope it is not bridged,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas told SKAI earlier. Petsas emphasised that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a “wrong decision”.

“Greece condemns this action and will do everything in its power to have consequences for Turkey,” he said, adding that “everything is on the table and the possibility of sanctions not only from Europe but also from international organisations, such as UNESCO.”

He added that “there is no doubt that we will proceed with some form of sanctions,” without giving further details what these sanctions will entail.

“Anyone who violates international law must understand that for this delinquent behaviour there are sanctions that hurt,” said Petsas. “The issue of Hagia Sophia is an international issue. The only sure thing is that such a delinquent behaviour and such a great insult should have a similar response.”

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, provoked by the decision of Erdoğan to sign the decree for the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque, in a written statement on Friday night expressed the unequivocal condemnation of Greece.

“Greece strongly condemns Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. This decision – and in fact 85 years since its proclamation as a museum – offends its universal character. It is a choice that also offends all those who recognise the monument as a property of world culture. And, of course, it affects not only Turkey’s relations with Greece. But also its relations with the European Union, UNESCO and the global community as a whole. It is unfortunate that the Turkish leadership, which worked for the Alliance of Civilizations in 2005, is now choosing to move in the opposite direction,” he said.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

Dendias to the UN: Turkey is trying to usurp our sovereign rights through illegal agreements

Dendias to the UN: Turkey is trying to usurp our sovereign rights through illegal agreements 2

Dendias to the UN: Turkey is trying to usurp our sovereign rights through illegal agreements 2

At the UN Security Council meeting on Libya, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said that his country will do everything possible to uphold international law, achieve peace and stability in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The comments came amid an incandescent climate in Libya and the Turkish provocations which continue at a steady pace. In particular, he stated meaningfully that no discussion on Libya would have any effect in the midst of the illegal memorandum signed between Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords to steal Greek maritime space.

The UN Security Council on Libya, chaired by the German Presidency of the Council, discussed the progress of efforts for peace and a political solution.

“I reiterate our position that any solution, in order to be viable, must be Libyan-owned, based on international law and respect for human rights, always in the context of the relevant United Nations resolutions and conclusions of the Berlin Process, which is reinforced by the recent Cairo Initiative,” the Foreign Minister said.

He stressed the need to put an immediate end to foreign intervention and the observance of the arms embargo.

“Two parameters that fuel the conflict and have the unique effect of causing further instability in the country and the wider region,” Dendias said.

He made it clear that Greece actively supports the “UN efforts to achieve an immediate ceasefire and the return of negotiations, with a view to reaching a political solution. The stable goal of our country is peace in Libya and the establishment of security and stability in the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean. And that includes our contacts, such as my meeting with the Speaker of the Libyan House of Representatives, Aguila Saleh, last week in Libya.”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres denounced “unprecedented foreign involvement” in Libya, with “the deployment of state-of-the-art equipment.”

Speaking during a Security Council teleconference, Guterres expressed concern about the reorganisation of military forces around the town of Sirte, located between Tripoli in the west and Benghazi in the east.

Militias of the Muslim Brotherhood Government of National Accords based in Tripoli, with significant external support, continue their course to the east and are now 25 km west of Sirte, he noted.

Erdogan Signs Decree Turning Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque

By Tasos Kokkinidis -Jul 10, 2020

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a decree on Friday to formally declare  Hagia Sophia a mosque, mere minutes after Turkey’s administrative court annulled a 1934-dated decision that paved the way for the use of the 15-century-old structure as a museum.

Erdogan’s decree cited the Council of State’s verdict as the basis of his move for the transfer of the powers concerning the use of the Hagia Sophia to the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).

In a message on Twitter, Erdogan offered his “best wishes” to the Directorate.

Turkish daily Hurriyet reports that crowds were observed to be gathered in front of the Hagia Sophia after news broke out on the status change.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Serbia: Sit-in anti-government protests; men in black try to provoke conflict


July 10, 2020.

After two nights of riots, anti-government demonstrators switch to a sit-in protest, differentiating themselves from those who provoked the police and who they believed were instructed by the ruling Serbian Progressive Party (SNS) led by President Aleksandar Vucic, N1 reported.

The sit-in protests in Belgrade and the northern city of Novi Sad don’t have any official organiser but start gathering after calls on social networks.

Some posts called on them to wear white shirts to be different from those who attack the police and usually wear hooded sweatshirts.

Later on Thursday, at several locations in Belgrade, young men dressed in black, wearing masks and singing songs about Kosovo as a part of Serbia, tried to force people who were sitting on the ground to stand up and radicalise the protest.

Journalists and analysts say they are far-rightists sent by politicians of such affiliation or even by the authorities to provoke the police reactions.

They did not succeed and peaceful protesters chased them away. But, as an N1 reporter said, it seemed they would not give up attempts to provoke incidents.

The leader of the opposition Democratic Party (DS) Zoran Lutovac told N1 that "Vucic is in Paris and a riot doesn't suit him now. If the regime wanted this to escalate, it would have escalated."

Earlier, some 150 police officers guarding the Parliament building in Belgrade also set down on the stairs following the example of the protesters, in a sign they would not react if the protest remained peaceful.

Serbia's Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said she was glad the protesters were peaceful on Thursday, but not happy because of the risk of spreading the coronavirus infection.
Earlier in the day, the Government introduced new measures including the ban of the public gatherings of more than ten people in Belgrade, as of Friday, the limit of the number of people in indoor areas to one person per four square meters just as it was during the state of emergency.

Earlier, a group of medical staff rallied outside the St Marko Church, the scene of brutal clashes between police and some people, to express dissatisfaction with the Government handling the epidemic crisis. They said the country’s health system almost collapsed.

After heavy clashes between some protesters and the strong police force over the last two nights, the opposition and analysts said those who attacked police officers were sent to do that. Their attacks caused bitter police reactions and the inappropriate use of force in many cases.

Some eyewitnesses said they saw a group of masked young men who threw things on the police who then responded with teargas, not at them but toward other protesters.

On Thursday night, hundreds of people rallied in the centre of Belgrade, outside the Parliament building and set on the ground, whistling and carrying banners reading ‘Don’t fall for it; Sit down,’ ‘Arrest hooligans, don’t beat your people.’

The police stopped traffic in the main street, and only a few of them were seen guarding the building which was also protected by a metal fence.

A similar scene is seen in Novi Sad, where people are peacefully sitting in the main square.
The mainly young people also carry banners and flags.

One of them told the crowd: “I don’t ask for anything more, just for a normal life for our children and us.”

A crowd then went to the central police station where Miran Pogacar, an activist, was held after being arrested on Wednesday night and would be held in 48-hour detention.
People in several other towns and cities across Serbia also organised the sit-in protests where demonstrators chanted slogans against Vucic and his SNS.

Kosovo veterans protest war crimes charges against president


VISAR KRYEZIU, Associated Press
War veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) attend a protest in Pristina, Kosovo, Thursday, July 9, 2020. War veterans of the Kosovo Liberation army, or KLA, that fought for independence from Serbia held a protest against the indictment of the country's president being investigated of war crimes allegedly committed during and after a 1998-1999-armed conflict. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

© Provided by Associated Press War veterans of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) attend a protest in Pristina, Kosovo, Thursday, July 9, 2020. 

War veterans of the Kosovo Liberation army, or KLA, that fought for independence from Serbia held a protest against the indictment of the country's president being investigated of war crimes allegedly committed during and after a 1998-1999-armed conflict. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) 

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Veterans of a rebel army that fought for Kosovo's independence from Serbia held protests Thursday against the indictment of the country’s president on war crimes and crimes against humanity charges stemming from the conflict in the late 1990s. 

Ninety-nine Kosovo Liberation Army veterans, symbolically representing the year the 1998-99 war in Kosovo ended, gathered at a main square in the capital of Pristina and other cities to denounce the indictment of President Hashim Thaci as “unfair” and promoted by Serbia.
© Provided by Associated Press A war veteran of the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) attends a protest in Pristina, Kosovo, Thursday, July 9, 2020. War veterans of the Kosovo Liberation army, or KLA, that fought for independence from Serbia held a protest against the indictment of the country's president being investigated of war crimes allegedly committed during and after a 1998-1999-armed conflict. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu) 
“Such acts from this court do not positively impact the reconciliation in the Western Balkans,” the head of a war veterans’ organization, Hysni Gucati, said.

A prosecutor of an international court set up in The Hague but applying Kosovo laws issued the indictment, which alleges Thaci and other former KLA members are criminally responsible for nearly 100 murders of Serbs, Roma and Kosovo Albanian political opponents during and after the war with Serbia. 
The indictment also includes charges of forced disappearances, persecution and torture. 
Thaci, a former KLA commander, denies any responsibility for alleged war crimes but said Wednesday he would go to The Hague on Monday to be questioned by prosecutors.

A pretrial judge at Kosovo Specialist Chambers hasn’t made a decision on whether to proceed with the case or throw it out.
Thaci has said that if the indictment stands, he “will immediately resign as your president and face the accusations.”
The fighting in Kosovo left more than 10,000 dead, most of them ethnic Albanians. It ended after a 78-day NATO air campaign in 1999 that forced Serbian troops to stop their brutal crackdown against ethnic Albanians and leave Kosovo.

Following the announcement of Thaci’s indictment, a White House meeting between the leaders of Kosovo and Serbia that was organized by U.S. presidential envoy Richard Grenell was postponed.
Kosovo Prime Minister Avdullah Hoti and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic are scheduled to meet Sunday for European Union-supervised talks in Brussels, the first negotiations to normalize relations between the two countries in 20 months. 

A sitting protest in front of the Assembly: Protesters clashed with each other

Foto: B92/S.D.
In front of the Assembly of Serbia and in the Pioneer Park, a peaceful gathering of citizens began, who were invited to protest today through social networks.


Citizens were informed about today's protest via social networks that they will organize a "protest sitting" in order to distinguish themselves from those who came to provoke violence.

21:18 Protesters no longer sit, everyone gets up, and they periodically shout slogans.

20:53 Apart from the fact that the protesters are louder than before, the situation on the plateau is calm. 

20:40 Sergej Trifunovic: Sitting in front of the Assembly in order to make a difference between right-wing groups and a pure civic gathering.

20:35 The space in front of the Assembly is almost completely filled. Slogans are heard: "Sit down", and most of the demonstrators are currently wearing masks. Dragan Djilas, the President of the Party of Freedom and Justice, is also present at these demonstrations.

20:24 In front of the Assembly of Serbia, citizens are still protesting peacefully while sitting, with the motto: "Don't sit down, sit down". Thus, those who are already sitting in front of the Assembly are shouting "sit, sit" and "sit down" to those who are coming, although there are enough of those who are standing, talking, walking, Tanjug reports. Members of the Gendarmerie were stationed at the entrance to the Assembly from Kosovska Street, under full equipment for breaking up demonstrations, as well as a cavalry police unit. Traffic is closed in all streets that flow into Nikola Pasic Square, as well as in front of the assembly. A metal protective fence has been set up around the assembly, and there are no police on that side.

20:05 As reported by the reporter of TV Prva, the leader of "Enough is Enough", Sasa Radulovic, also appeared at the protest.

19:52 Protesters clashed with each other over whether to sit or not.

19:45 The media report that Sergej Trifunovic also arrived at the protests. The media state that he came accompanied by security. A TV Prva reporter reports that Srdjan Nogo is also there. As Tanjug reports, on the plateau in front of the Assembly, Srdjan Nogo and his supporters turned a deaf ear to the invitations of other protesters to sit down.

19:31 TV Prva reporter says that tensions are rising in front of the Assembly. She further states - the situation changes from calm to tense. According to her, the President of the Democratic Party, Zoran Lutovac, is also present, sitting together with the protesters.

19:21 The plateau in front of the assembly is closed around 7 p.m. Lines 24, 26, 37, 44, 58, EKO 1 are diverted via Takovska, Svetogorska and Makedonska streets.

19:07 Part of the demonstrators is sitting in front of the Assembly, as previously announced. King Alexander Boulevard is closed in the direction of the Assembly, and most of the demonstrators arrive from Takovska Street.

19:03 Reporter of TV Prva, who reports from Nikola Pasic Square, reports that the leader of Dveri, Bosko Obradovic, has also arrived.

18:29 As reported by Prva TV, there are currently about a hundred citizens at those locations, while strong police forces are deployed around the National Assembly building, as well as in front of the presidency.

Entire staff at Albanian Embassy in Athens fired

Entire staff at Albanian Embassy in Athens fired 2

Entire staff at Albanian Embassy in Athens fired 2

The acting Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Gent Cakaj, fired all the staff of the Albanian embassy in Athens, including the ambassador.

This was due to the embassy’s poor performance and services to the Albanian community, according to Albanian media.

Without wasting time, Minister Cakaj also found a replacement for the dismissed ambassador, Ardiana Hobdari.

The Albanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed Luela Hajdaragaj, as Albania’s ambassador to Athens.

Meanwhile, Air Albania which is 49% owned by Turkish airlines, is launching a number of European services this month.

Air Albania will begin routes to the Italian cities of Bergamo, Pisa and Verona from July 13. This will be followed by Frankfurt on July 20, and London Stansted on July 26.

Η Χιμάρα ξεριζώνεται, και ο Υπουργός Άμυνας παίρνει άδεια για ένα τουριστικό θέρετρο στους Δρυμάδες

Το KKT έδωσε άδεια τον Ιούνιο για το θέρετρο του συζύγου της Olta Xhaçka στους Δρυμάδες


Η PD, έχει καταγγείλει το Υπουργείο Οικοδομικών Αδειών της κυβέρνησης Rama, ότι ενέκρινε άδεια για την ανάπτυξη τουριστικού συγκροτήματος στο Dhërmi τον Ιούνιο, από εταιρεία που ανήκει στον πρώην βουλευτή Artan Gaçi. Είναι επίσης σύζυγος της Υπουργού Άμυνας, Olta Xhaçka.

Αυτό όμως οδηγεί σε μια σαφή σύγκρουση συμφερόντων, καθώς το KKT λειτουργεί υπό το Συμβούλιο Υπουργών, το οποίο περιλαμβάνει τη Xhaçka, τη σύζυγο του ιδιοκτήτη της εταιρείας.

Η οικοδομική άδεια εκδόθηκε στις 10.06.2020 από το Εθνικό Συμβούλιο της Επικράτειας, μια κυβερνητική αρχή, που δημιουργήθηκε για να ληστεύσει Έλληνες της Χιμάρας.

Οι ταχείες ενέργειες χορήγησης αδειών κατασκευής σε αλβανούς μουσουλμάνους ολιγάρχες στοχεύουν στην εθνοκάθαρση των Ελλήνων, οι οποίοι σε καμία περίπτωση δεν ευνοούνται από τις διαδικασίες εγγραφής γης, αλλά τις περνούν από ειδικό νόμο, την πλούσια και την αλβανική μαφία.

Η ακυρότητα της παρέμβασης της ελληνικής κυβέρνησης στα Τίρανα είναι εμφανής. Η κυβέρνηση Μητσοτάκης λαμβάνει εντολές από την Άνγκελα Μέρκελ για το πώς να ενεργήσει στην περίπτωση της Αλβανίας, ενώ βλάπτει τα εθνικά συμφέροντα της Βόρειας Ηπείρου, παραμένοντας αδιάφορη για την καταστροφή και τη λεηλασία ελληνικών περιουσιών στη Χιμάρα, διαταράσσοντας τις εθνικές ισορροπίες. 

Is Donald Trump "closing the door" on the Mitsotakis government?


Greek PM Mitsotakis to Attend Working Lunch with US President ...
JULY 9, 20209

Athens continues to strongly support Angela Merkel's personal European course in the Balkans and the Mediterranean, damaging national interests with the United States.

In 30 years, as never before, the Mitsotakis Junior Government has abandoned the National Issue of Northern Epirus, leaving the territory to the Albanian Mafia and oligarchs, supporting Merkel's policies to join Albania in the EU, and selling their brothers. in Northern Epirus.

As a response to President Trump's government's resentment of Prime Minister Mitsotaki's government over the Greek government's repeated insults and attacks on the President of the United States, it is considered unacceptable by the US government to allow the Minister. of the Greek Defense to carry out an official programmed visit to Washington.

It is the second time that the visit has been canceled, but Greek Minister Panagiotopoulos justifies this decision, due to the situation with coronavirus.

It is obvious, and of course there is no reason in these moments, that due to pandemic, the US government will not agree to hold a closed meeting with the Greek Minister of Defense, while other visits have been made by heads of state and senior government officials. from other countries, these last weeks, in the US.

What does this mean?

It means that the US government lacks the will to enter into discussions with the Greek Minister of Defense and listen to his theses and positions, or even to dispose of someone from the US President's administration to hold courtesy talks.

On July 20 and 21, the Greek Defense Minister had scheduled an official visit to Washington, hosted by his American counterpart Mark Esper. This meeting was once scheduled for March 23, but was canceled due to pandemic, but today, it is canceled again, for the same reason according to the version of the Greek government.

The US side expressed indifference and reluctance to hold a face-to-face meeting between the two defense counterparts and other Trump administration ministers, leaving a "webinar" as a contact version for the Greek side, namely an online meeting.

The current American "cross" to the Greek side, telling her: "Don't call, we will call you."

It remains to be seen whether the online meeting will take place, because even that is not certain yet.

Both Trump and top administration officials "don't even want to look him in the eye" the Athens government, which they consider a "servant" of Berlin, with almost zero chance of pursuing an independent policy in Greece and wider in the Mediterranean Region.

Most conservative right-wingers in Greece consider it an insult not to meet with counterparts because of the Greek prime minister's misguided foreign policy and his commitment to the German chancellor, while his first strategic ally, partner and country. Greece has been and must remain a friend of Greece.

The time has come for Greece to look to America and the Trump administration and break free from the dependencies of a European Union in ruin and existential crisis, with member states that have essentially lost their sovereignty as they are run and ordered by the German chancellery. Source

Albanians continue racist attacks against Greek minority in Northern Epirus

Albanians continue racist attacks against Greek minority in Northern Epirus 2

Racist attacks against the Greek minority in Albania continue to occur unabated and with little interest from the police and the central government.

Evangelos Doules (Ευάγγελος Δούλες) who is also known by his Albanian name Vangjel Dule, revealed the racist actions against the Greeks of Northern Epirus in southern Albania, on social media.

He posted on Twitter that “for days now, most of the bilingual signs, placed by the road authority along the national road that runs through the municipality of Finiki [Φοινίκη, Albanian: Finiq], have erased the names in Greek, the mother tongue of members of the Greek ethnic minority. This phenomenon does not occur for the first time.”

The chairman of the Unity for Human Rights Party that represents the Greek minority in the Albanian parliament continued to explain on Twitter that “It constitutes a criminal offense. 2. It violates the spirit and the letter of domestic law and international conventions on the rights of minorities, 3. It proves and incites ethnic hatred.”

He then said “Our call is for a genuinely European political spectrum, a healthy public opinion and the media to work together to put an end to such phenomena, the perpetrators and their instigators,” before adding photos of bilingual signs that had Greek erased.

Meanwhile, the tourist season in Northern Epirus in southern Albania, specifically in the Greek town of Himarra (Χειμάρρα, Albanian: Himarë) may turn into a conflict between the indigenous Greeks of the region, and Albanian authorities and the mafia this year. This is in addition to the coronavirus pandemic and an increase number of robberies against the local Greeks, as reported by Greek City Times.

Himarra is one of the most northern towns of Northern Epirus that has been Greek for thousands of years but was awarded to the newly formed Albanian state after the Balkan Wars in the early 20th century despite the Greek Army liberating the majority-Greek region.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Violent protest in Belgrade: Torches on the Assembly and the police

Tanjug/ AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
A group of people led by the Alliance for Serbia gathered in the afternoon in front of the Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. Cordons of gendarmerie are there.

SOURCE: B92 WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 | 22:11

After the attack on the police, law enforcement agencies occupied the entire plateau in front of the Serbian Parliament, and the citizens were dispersed.

22:00 Two police cordons guard Terazije, and tear gas is now in Knez Mihajlova as well.

21:50 A tear gas canister was thrown near TC Staklenac on the way to the Youth Center, reports the B92 reporter.

21:45 Until this moment, it was calm in the center of the city, traffic was released from the Terazije tunnel. However, there are currently incidents near the Youth Center, protesters throwing stones at the police. A tear gas canister was thrown near TC Staklenac on the way to the Youth Center, reports B92 reporter.

21:32 Due to the stones being thrown, the gendarmerie withdrew to the vehicles of the Serbian Parliament.

21:25 After the provocations of the demonstrators near the Youth Center, members of the police threw tear gas. A group of demonstrators approaching the gendarmerie was let pass behind them, and they greeted the gendarmerie with applause.

21:19 The police fired tear gas at Terazije, reporter of the B92 portal reports.

21:07 The crowd formed near the Terazije tunnel, where public transport buses full of passengers are parked.

21:00 Armored vehicles and gendarmerie are moving towards the building of the Presidency of Serbia. The gendarmerie peacefully passed the protesters in Kralja Milana Street and received applause for that.

20:55 A large number of members of the police and gendarmerie are also located near London.

20:50 The largest number of demonstrators is currently at the intersection of Resavska and King Alexander Boulevard. Cavalry is also present.

20:40 The police cordon is also located on the corner of King Alexander Boulevard and Kneza Milosa Street, because a large number of those present went to the Church of St. Mark after the tear gas.

20:31 Protesters caused riots, broke through the fence around the assembly and tried to enter the hall of the parliament, but the police drove them away with tear gas.

According to the media, among those gathered are opposition leaders Vuk Jeremic, Janko Veselinovic, Dragan Djilas, Bosko Obradovic, independent MP Srdjan Nogo, as well as the president of the Democratic Party, Zoran Lutovac.

Earlier, there was an incident when Sergej Trifunovic was attacked, who suffered head injuries.

Καταπάτηση φιλέτου στο χωριό Δρυμάδες της Χιμάρας - Καταγγελία των ιδιοκτητών για ολιγωρία από τις αρχές

 8 Ιουλίου 2020, 10:24  

Η περίοδος της καραντίνας εξαιτίας του COVID-19 έδωσε την ευκαιρία στους "γνωστούς" καταπατητές του τόπου μας να κινηθούν ύπουλα και αθόρυβα ώστε να επιτύχουν τον σκοπό τους. Θύμα αυτή την φορά ήταν η οικογένεια Ντάφλα, η οποία έκπληκτη ανακάλυψε την παράνομη κατασκευή ακινήτου και άνοιγμα δρόμου στις εκτάσεις γης που της ανήκουν. Μέσω της καταγγελίας της οικογένειας ενημερωθήκαμε πως από την στιγμή που κατέθεσαν μήνυση κατά αγνώστων, οι εργασίες συνεχίστηκαν με πιο εντατικούς ρυθμούς και φυσικά η αστυνομία και το δημαρχείο σφυρίζει αδιάφορα.

Παραθέτουμε την καταγγελία της οικογενείας Ντάφλα καθώς και εικόνες από το σημείο:

«Η κληρονομιά του πάππου μας Γιώργου Μπίφσα ήρθε στην κυριότητα της οικογένειάς μας στην περιοχή Δρυμάδες Χιμάρας.

Σύμφωνα με τον αλβανικό νόμο, και έχοντας στην κατοχή μας επίσημα έγγραφα από τα κρατικά αρχεία στα Τίρανα και ακολουθώντας τη νόμιμη οδό από τη δημογεροντίας του χωριού Δρυμάδες, της δημοτικής κοινότητας Χιμάρας, του δικαστηρίου Αυλώνα, του AKKP (Υπηρεσία αποκατάστασης και αποζημίωσης γης) των Τιράνων, μας επεστράφη η γη μας (βοσκοτόπια).Τα έγγραφα βρίσκονται στο Γραφείο εγγραφής ακινήτων στην Αυλώνα.

Για 4 χρόνια μας μπλόκαραν τα έγγραφα ιδιοκτησίας στο δικαστήριο στο Γραφείο εγγραφής ακινήτων κ.λπ με την πρόφαση ότι τα επίσημα έγγραφα ιδιοκτησίας που έχουμε στην κατοχή της οικογένειάς μας έχουν ληφθεί παράνομα. Αντίστοιχα, υποστήριξαν ότι η ιδιοκτησία μας βρίσκεται σε εδάφη που είχαν παράνομα καταληφθεί από την οικογένεια του Γιώργου Μπίφσα και της Πολυξένης Ντάφλα (Μπίφσα). 

Μέσω της απόφασης του Εφετείου με αριθμό 533 18/07/2018, η οικογένεια Ντάφλα δικαιώθηκε. Η εισαγγελία επικύρωσε την απόφαση του εφετείου και απελευθέρωσε τα έγγραφα, δικαιώνοντας την οικογένεια Νταφλα, με την εισαγγελική απόφαση 27, με ημερομηνία 22/1/2019.

Πρόσφατα, εκμεταλλευόμενοι την απομόνωση και την καραντίνα της νόσου Covid-19, οι καταπατητές, οι κλέφτες του αιώνα (γιατί αν δεν είναι κανείς κλέφτης δεν υπάρχει τρόπος να γίνει στρατηγικός επενδυτής με πάνω από 50 εκατομμύρια ευρώ μέσα σε λίγα χρόνια) λεηλατούν την περιουσία μας. Οι πράξεις στις οποίες προέβησαν ήταν να ανοίξουν δρόμο, να αποθέσουν σε αυτή χιλιάδες τετραγωνικά μέτρα μπάζα και να χτίσουν πάνω στην ιδιοκτησία μας ελικοδρόμιο και παράνομο ακίνητο. Το παράλογο είναι ότι παρόλο που έγινε μηνυτήρια αναφορά στην αστυνομία και καταγγελία στον δήμαρχο της Χιμάρας, δεν υπήρξε καμία αντίδραση από πλευράς τους ενώ μέχρι στιγμής δεν έχουμε καμία ενημέρωση σχετικά με το θέμα. Αντιθέτως, τα έργα συνεχίζονται με τριπλάσιο ρυθμό εργασιών.Εμείς, ως ιδιοκτήτες, αμφιβάλλουμε για την αμεροληψία των αρχών και υποπτευόμαστε τη συνεργασία των κρατικών αρχών με τους καταπατητές.

Η παραπάνω καταγγελία έχει κοινοποιηθεί σε πρεσβείες και δημόσιους φορείς.

Απαιτούμε την εφαρμογή των ανθρώπινων δικαιωμάτων και διεκδικούμε το νόμιμο δικαίωμά μας στη γη των γονέων μας.

Με σεβασμό,

Οι κληρονόμοι της οικογένειας Ντάφλα.»
Πηγή: | Ειδήσεις απ' την Βόρειο Ήπειρο

Monday, July 6, 2020

Foreign Minister: Greece is developing a national strategy against the challenges

Foreign Minister: Greece is developing a national strategy against the challenges 2

Foreign Minister: Greece is developing a national strategy against the challenges 2

Greece has a say and a role in the region and the ability to effectively deal with any intrusion as it is forming a national strategy against challenges, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said in an article in Sunday’s Free Press newspaper.

As the Foreign Minister pointed out, “from the first day of [Prime Minister] Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ rule, it became clear that our goal was a foreign policy with a sense of patriotic responsibility and national solidarity, which has turned its back on the grievances of the powerless and fraternal nation.”

Dendias analysed the alliances that Greece has created in the region, an environment of security and mutual understanding, as well as the bilateral strategic relations it has developed with countries such as the United States, France and Israel.

In particular, he recalled the signing of the updated MDCA agreement with the United States, which expands the US geostrategic footprint in Greece and the visit of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He also mentioned the strategic partnership with France, but also the signing of the agreement on the delimitation of maritime zones with Italy, which “is another practical proof of an active foreign policy, guided by a clear strategy and based on international law and Charter Law of the Sea.”

At the same time, a Dendias pointed out, Greece is strengthening the existing tripartite cooperation schemes in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf region, by creating the five-member Greece-Egypt-Cyprus-France-UAE scheme, while at the same time cultivating policies of understanding with important countries in the region.

Greece rejuvenated its relations with North Africa, with Dendias visiting Egypt, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and returning to multilateral diplomacy, participating for the first time in major initiatives beyond its region, such as the Sahel.

“In this regard, we have gained an effective channel of communication with the leadership of the Libyan House of Representatives and the Libyan National Army. We are systematically developing our contacts with the Permanent Members of the OHE Security Council, while expanding our country’s diplomatic presence with the targeted opening of new embassies,” he explained.

“We are proving every day that we believe in an extroverted, strong ally and partner in Greece. A Greece that with confidence in its forces faces with confidence any kind of challenge,” the Foreign Minister concluded.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

In the last decade, almost half of Albanians have immigrated to the EU

 During the period 2008-2018, 44 percent of the Albanian population migrated to the European Union, taking the lead in the Western Balkan region, according to local media.

According to the latest report by the European Policy Institute of Kosovo, a total 1,249,706 Albanian citizens migrated to the EU during the ten-year period, 16 percent of whom were found to be illegally present in the EU – more than the number of citizens of all other countries put together.

The report notes that Albania leads the region, by far, in all three categories of migration; during 2008-2018, a total of 451,015 citizens of Albania were found to be illegally present in the EU – this is more than the number of citizens of all other countries put together. To put it differently, 16 percent of Albania's population were found to be present illegally in the EU during 2008-2018. Albania also led the region with 622,171 citizens who received first time residence permit in the EU, which represents 39 percent of the entire region.

Furthermore, Albania led the region in the number of entry refusals in the EU. During 2008-2018, 332,470 Western Balkans citizens were refused entry into the EU, 170,450 of whom were from Albania. This is more than the citizens of the entire region put together.

On the other hand, migration numbers in the rest countries of the region are significantly less staggering; 30 percent of the Kosovo population migrated to EU, only 6 percent in Montenegro, 12 percent in North Macedonia, 8 percent in Serbia and 9 percent in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

However data from the report is based on the number of asylum applications, which means that the real number could be much larger.

According to the European Agency for Asylum (EASO) report, Albania continued to be among the top ten countries with the highest number of asylum seekers in Europe in 2019. Albania ranked behind Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, Iran and Nigeria in the number of asylum applications. 

The decline in births and natural population growth in Albania, year after year, is seen as a worrying phenomenon by demographic researchers. They have constantly warned that the country is in a "demographic emergency" and have sought intervention measures, especially to curb immigration and improve the economic and social conditions of Albanian families.


It's been confirmed for Greece closes borders for Serbian citizens

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Minister of Tourism, Trade and Telecommunications, Rasim Ljajic, confirmed for B92 that Greece will close its borders for Serbian citizens from tomorrow at 6:00

SOURCE: B92, TANJUG SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2020 | 15:33

According to the media, tourists from Serbia who are currently in Greece will be able to complete their arrangements.

Earlier, Prva TV unofficially found out about this from diplomatic sources.

Also, earlier, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece could not confirm the information for Tanjug that Greece will close its borders for the citizens of Serbia again due to the pandemic of the COVID-19, but it did not rule out such a possibility.

Tanjug addressed the relevant office in the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is in charge of all questions and information related to the virus pandemic, and when asked whether the information that Greece will close its borders again for Serbian citizens is correct, he received the following answer:

"We do not have confirmation of that. We heard the same information. The borders will probably be closed, but as an MFA officer, I cannot confirm that information at this moment," Tanjug was told in that office in a telephone conversation.