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Albania Bans Nationalist Rally on the Anniversary of Katsifas Killing

Albanian police announced on Wednesday that it has banned nationalist groups from staging a rally on the Greek border to prevent mourners traveling to the country in order to attend commemoration services for Konstantinos Katsifas. The 35-year-old ethnic Greek Albanian...

Greek Indifference to Albanian "State Mafia" Targeting Hellenic Minority

*This editorial piece was originally published in Greek in Hellas Journal  by Giorgos Harvalias  It is noteworthy how insensitive Greek politicians are to the ongoing maltreatment of the Greek minority of North Epirus, Albania by the mafia-like regime of Edi Rama. Our homeland...

"You Have Forgotten Us", Says Katsifas Family

The parents of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old man who was slain by Albanian police on October 28, recently sent a letter to Greek Prime Minister Alexist Tsipras stating "You have forgotten about us." Katsifas was shot by special forces belonging to...

Archbishop Expresses Sympathy to Greek and Albanian Families

Archbishop Anastasios of the Albanian Orthodox Autocephalous Church has stated that he sent condolences to the families of both Konstantinos Katsifas and Petrit Zilfa, despite recent reports to the contrary. The Archbishop's clarification comes after a recent report in Albanian media...

Tension at Greece-Albania Border over Konstantinos Katsifas' Memorial Service (video)

There was tension on Saturday morning at the Greece-Albania border as Albanian police used strict checks to deter Greek citizens from going to Konstantinos Katsifas' 40-day Memorial Service in the village of Vouliarates. Katsifas was shot dead by the Albanian Rinea Special...

Albania Says 52 Greeks at Katsifas Funeral 'Undesirable'

Albania's Ministry of the Interior has labeled 52 Greeks who attended the funeral of Konstantinos Katsifas "undesirables", adding fuel to the fire which broke out with the killing of the 35-year-old Greek man by Albanian police. Albanian press reports that the country's...

Albania's Premier: Greece Can Never Be Our Enemy

Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama launched an attack on Friday against extreme nationalists in both Greece and Albania following the funeral of Konstantinos Katsifas. Responding to a Facebook post calling on him to intervene to stop the "shameful provocation by...

Hundreds Mourn at Katsifas Funeral in Albania (videos)

Hundreds of people bearing Greek flags crossed the border with Albania to join relatives for the funeral of Konstantinos Katsifas,, which took place in his home village of Bularat (Vouliarates) on Thursday. The funeral for the ethnic Greek man who was...

Katsifas' Body Arrives Home, Wrapped in Greek Flag (videos)

The body of Konstantinos Katsifas, his casket wrapped in a Greek flag and carried in a hearse decorated with the blue-and-white, arrived in his Vouliarates, Albania, hometown on   Wednesday afternoon. It has been ten days after being shot and...

Albanian Authorities Return Katsifas' Body To His Family

Albanian authorities have given the green light to the family of Konstantinos Katsifas to travel to the country's capital, Tirana, in order to retrieve his body. The 35-year-old-Greek was killed in an exchange of fire with Albanian police on...