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Greek Foreign Ministry Reacts to Albanian Provocation Over Greek Lands

Greece's foreign ministry on Monday sent a letter of complaint to the Albanian government over a provocative act that challenges Greek lands. The reason for the foreign ministry was an irredentist act at the central square of Tirana, which was...

Five Greek MPs in Albanian Parliament

Five out of eight Greeks who ran in Albania's Sunday elections managed to get elected, with Vangelis Dules, President of the Human Rights Party winning marginally in the Democratic Party ballot in the region of Avlonas. However, the Greek participation...

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...

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...

Albania Tears Down 19 Greek Homes and Tells Athens to Be Grateful That Acropolis Is Still Standing

A decision by local authorities at the Albanian town of Himara to demolish the homes of 19 ethnic Greek families at a predominantly ethnic Greek seaside resort has angered Athens and caused a diplomatic fued between Greece and Albania....

Albanian Gov’t to Erect Statue of Catholic Missionary in Place of Orthodox Church

The Albanian government said that a statue of Catholic missionary Nilo Catalano will be erected in place of the Saint Athanasios Orthodox church that was demolished on Wednesday. The Saint Athanasios church in the village of Drymmades was demolished by...

Albanian PM Reacts to Greek Govt Criticism on Himare Church Incident

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama did not let the Greek government's comments on developments within Albania slide by. Last week, police and employees of the Himare Municipality in Albania had entered the Orthodox Holy Church of Saint Athanasios and attempted to remove objects...

EU-Western Balkan Integration Meeting: “Greece, FYRoM Must Resolve Name Difference”

The differences between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYRoM) on the latter's name must be "resolved urgently," participants at an EU-Western Balkans meeting in Berlin agreed on Thursday. The meeting was organized by Germany and sought to...

Albania: Edi Rama Acknowledges Greeks of Himara

Edi Rama became the first prime minister in the history of Albania to recognize and acknowledge the Greek community of Himara. Until recently, Albanian prime minister believed that the city’s population was considered bilingual. During his speech at the latest...

Karolos Papoulias Visits Albania

The President of the Republic of Greece Karolos Papoulias is in Tirana. There, he will meet with his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani and they will hold a press conference. The supporters of the nationalist Party for Justice, Integration and Unity...