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Fredi Beleri

Greece Objects to EU-Albania Defense Pact Over Jailed Politician

Greece is blocking an EU-Albania defense cooperation pact, citing Tirana's lack of respect for the rule of law after imprisoning Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek politician. In a bid to strengthen defense ties between itself and several European and non-European...

Greece Threatens to Dash Albania’s EU Hopes Over Greek Politician’s Arrest

On Monday, Greece threatened to block the accession of Albania into the EU following the arrest and imprisonment of ethnic Greek politician Fredi Beleri. Beleri has been detained since May for alleged vote buying after being elected mayor of the...

Albania Court Rules Greek Minority Leader Beleri to Stay in Prison

A court in Albania ruled that ethnic Greek minority leader Fredi Beleri, who won the mayoral elections in the city of Himara recently, should remain in prison until his trial. Beleri was arrested two days before the 14 May local...

Greek Minority Candidate Triumphs in Albania Local Elections

Greek minority candidate Fredi Beleri won the mayoral elections in the city of Himara on Sunday, southern Albania despite his arrest last week. Beleri was arrested on charges of vote-buying on Thursday evening. His win was greeted with enthusiasm by...

Greece Launches Protest Over Arrest of Ethnic Greek in Albania

Greece launched a formal protest with Albania on Friday following the arrest of an ethnic Greek politician in Himara, located in southern Albania. Fredi Beleri, a Greek minority candidate running for mayor in Himara, was arrested on charges of vote-buying...