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Himara mayor-elect Beleri sentenced to 2 years in jail by Albanian court

Ethnic Greek mayor-elect of Himara Fredi Beleri was sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Tirana on Tuesday. The conviction triggered the angry reaction of the Greek Foreign Ministry. “It was a parody trial,” Beleri told media after the court announced its decision. Beleri has been remanded …

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Beleri wins local elections in Himara, remains in custody

Fredi Beleri, the candidate representing the Greek minority in Albania, won the municipality elections in Himara and emerged victorious over his opponent Jorgo Goro, who had the backing of the Edi Rama government. The official results were announced Monday after an earlier interruption in the vote counting process. Since Saturday …

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Albanian forces arrest Greek minority candidate for Himara Mayor

Fredi Beleri, candidate for Mayor of the Municipality of Himara,and two more people were arrested by Albanian special forces Thursday midnight. The arrest was on charges for alleged “buying of votes.” Prompt was the reaction of the Greek Foreign Ministry that delivered a demarche to Albania’s Foreign Ministry and a …

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Mitsotakis to visit ethnic Greeks minority in south Albania; FM in Tirana

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is to carry out a planned visit to Himare, Livadhja and Dervician in southern Albania on Thursday, where he will have meetings with members and representatives of the Greek ethnic minority in the neighboring country, the prime minister’s press office said. The visit was originally scheduled …

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Greece closely monitors Albania’s decision to seize properties of Greek minority

The Albanian government may has removed from the website of the Official Gazette the decision to arbitrarily expropriate properties belonging to members of the Greek minority in Himara. But Greece is closely monitoring the next steps of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama,as taking down the decision, does not mean that …

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Edi Rama to expropriate land belonging to Greek minority in Albania

Albanian prime minister Edi Rama plans to expropriate properties belonging to members of the Greek minority in Himara, Agioi Saranta and Avlona and utilize the coastal area in South Albania area for touristic purposes. The relevant decision was published in the official Gazette as well as online on Friday and …

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Albanian PM Rama: No territorial claims against Greece

In a bid to take the sting out of a string of incendiary remarks, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has denied his country is following an irredentist foreign policy with its insistence on discussing the issue of claims made by the Cham community to the property they left behind when …

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