Sunday, January 17, 2010
Genc Pollo: Brussels recommended, but the decision is ours
But according to politicians Pellumb Xhufi and Sabri Godo, the registration of population on ethnic grounds is a requirement of Greece, which requires the raise "artificially the number of Greeks in Albania to carry out the breakaway North Epirus Territory from Albania.
Registration of the population on ethnic grounds would not bring any problem for Albania, even though the number of minorities to rise artificially. Minister of State, Genc Pollo, who made a proposal of such registration argues that today, "Albania has guarantees of NATO, EU candidate status and bilateral treaties.
In his interview to newspaper "Shqip", Mr. Pollo also clarifies that a census on ethnic and religious grounds has been recommended by Brussels, but the decision is taken by the Albanian government, as well as responsibility for this decision. But, though convinced that the decision taken is right, Minister of State says that consultation will take place a half, before he received the final form.
But according to politicians Pellumb Xhufi and Sabri Godo, the registration of population on ethnic grounds is a requirement of Greece, which requires the raise "artificially" the number of Greeks in Albania to carry out the breakaway North Epirus Territory from Albania.
Still remains skepticism about Berisha government's decision to count the population, because according to analysts, this is a "karem" that Berisha use to avoid the crisis to leave his government, while he promised in 2005 to make it but still remain a propaganda risking the integration of the country in EU.