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The Forgotten Day Greece Chose the Aegean Islands Over Northern Epirus

February 1, 1914 was a historic day for the fate of the Greek communities of Northern Epirus, a geographical region northwest of Greece, where Hellenism had flourished and suffered over the course of centuries. February 1 was also a historic...

Magnitude 5.3 and 4.9 Earthquakes Shake Greek-Albanian Border

Two major earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.3 and 4.9 on the Richter scale hit the Greek-Albanian border at 07:26  and 10:00 local time on Saturday morning (05:26, 08:00 GMT+1). Many smaller quakes have also been recorded. The epicenters of...

Greek Foreign Minister Warns Albania After Removal of Bilingual Signposts

Greek Foreign Minister George Katrougalos warned Albania on Monday that Athens will take legal action if the rights of the Greek minority in Albania are compromised in any way. Speaking at an event organized by the Institute of Alternative Politics...

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' Funeral in Vouliarates on Thursday

Eleven days after his death, Konstantinos Katsifas' funeral is scheduled to take place in Bularat (Vouliarates) village on Thursday, November 8 at 1 o'clock local time. The body of the 35-year-old Greek man, who was killed after an exchange of...

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...

Albania to Return Katsifas' Body 'By Tuesday'

The lawyer representing the family of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old ethnic Greek fatally shot by police in southern Albania on October 28, revealed that his body will be turned over to the family by Tuesday. Albanian authorities claim Katsifas was...

Katsifas Corpse Yet to be Released by Albanian Authorities

Albanian authorities have not yet released the corpse of Konstantinos Katsifas, who was killed by the country's special forces on October 28. Katsifas' family says that Albanian authorities have not responded to their repeated requests to release the body, so that...

Examination of Katsifas' Corpse by Greek Coroner Fails to Dispel Doubts (video)

The lawyer representing the family of Konstantinos Katsifas, the 35-year-old Greek who was killed on Sunday by Albanian police forces in the Northern Epirus village of Vouliarates, said that a Greek coroner was allowed to examine the victim's corpse...

Greece To Investigate Circumstances Under Which Katsifas Killed

Prosecutors from Ioannina, capital of the Greek region of Epirus which neighbors Albania, sent the case file of Konstantinos Katsifas' death to the Athens public prosecutor's office on Tuesday as part of the investigation into the circumstances under which...