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Greek Minority Party to Participate in Albanian Elections

The autonomous Greek minority party "Mega" is to participate in the June 25 elections in Albania, according to the Athens News Agency. The newly-formed party has practically no chance of making it in the Albanian parliament, as 3 percent of...

Albania Provokes Again Claiming Greek Land as Part of Chameria

The Albanian government along with the party of Chams has made a provocative move, branding Greek lands as Cham lands, according to Epiruspost.gr. According to the report, Mayor of Tirana Erion Veliaj, who belongs to the Socialist Party of Prime...

Greek Businesses Make Up Considerable Portion of Foreign Companies in Albania

Greek business continues to grow in Albania as Greek companies make up a considerable portion of businesses with foreign capital in the country, according to statements by the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) on Friday. "Foreign companies and companies with...

Corfu Police Bust Major Heroin-Trafficking Ring

A major heroin-trafficking ring operating on the island of Corfu, Greece, has been dismantled by the Corfu Police drugs squad after a months-long investigation, the island's police announced on Friday. The 28-member criminal organization, which imported the drugs from...

Cannabis Traffickers Caught Between Albania and Italy (Video)

The Greek Coast Guard seized 1.5 tonnes of unprocessed cannabis and two speedboats from five Albanians and two Greeks on Saturday. The suspects seemed to be involved in an international drug ring. The months-long investigation, in cooperation with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza,...

Environment Ministry Tables Bill Ratifying Protection of Prespa Park

Environment and Energy Minister Sokratis Famellos has tabled a bill in parliament that would ratify the International Agreement on the Protection and Sustainable Development of Prespa Park in northern Greece. The bill would continue to protect the park as a natural...

Frontex to Guard FYROM, Albania Borders With Greece, German Mag says

Frontex is sending guards to patrol Greece's borders with FYROM and Albania in case Turkey starts sending boat loads of migrants to Greece, a Spiegel report says. According to the German magazine, the threat of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

Albanian Prime Minister Raises Chameria Issue Again

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama spoke again about the Chameria issue and Cham Albanians, while at the same time he expressed his optimism about his country's accession to the European Union. Rama spoke to Deutsche Welle on Monday saying that...

Greek Opposition Leader Concerned Over National Issues

Main opposition New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday addressed his parliamentary group, expressing his concern over national issues. "The Cyprus talks have intensified. We support with all our strength President Anastasiades' efforts but we are concerned over the other...

PM Alexis Tsipras and Albanian Counterpart Edi Rama Hold Talks on the Phone

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke on the telephone with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama on Tuesday, at the latter's request. A press release from the Greek prime minister's press office said that the two leaders emphasized the importance...