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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...

Erdogan’s Present to Albania: Biggest Mosque in the Balkans Nears Completion

Inaugurated in 2015 by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Albanian counterpart Bujar Nishani the construction project of the Grand Mosque 'Namazgja' in Tirana is continuing faster than it was imagined. Journalist Vincent Triest uploaded on Twitter the...

President Pavlopoulos: Unfortunately, Albania is Undermining its Accession Course

President of Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos on Sunday sent a message to Albania from the island of Corfu where he attended the events commemorating the first governor of modern Greece Ioannis Kapodistrias. "Ioannis Kapodistrias is the model of a major leader...

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...

Albania PM Calls Cham Community's Land Claims a 'Human Rights Issue' Not Irredentist

On Tuesday during an interview with Skai TV, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama downplayed claims recently made by the Cham community concerning their outcries of their rights to property they left behind after being expelled from Greece in World...

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias: "Of Course There Was No Genocide of the Chams"

"Of course there was no genocide of the Chams," Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said Sunday  in statements to Mega TV regarding the provocative banners at the Albania - Switzerland football match. Kotzias attributed the new challenge of the Albanian nationalists to...

Greek FM Greeted by Angry Chams in Tirana Meeting [video]

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias, on an official visit to Tirana on Monday and Tuesday, received an angry reception outside the Albanian Foreign Ministry where a group of angry Albanians, known as Chams, tried to block his entry into...

Albania Should 'Respect Accurate Facts of History,' Foreign Ministry Says

Greece's foreign ministry on Sunday issued an announcement that criticized references made by Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and Foreign Minister Dimir Bushati regarding a "Cham issue" that Greece considers firmly closed. "Albania needs to realize that its European course...

Albania Raises Border Issues with Greece

Albania is raising territorial claims along the land and water borders with Greece, after an official complaint delivered by Tirana to the Greek authorities. The Albanian government is asking Greece to revise its plans for hydrocarbon exploration in the Ionian Sea...