Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Freezing in relations, Albania - Greece
An unusual calm, has captured for the year 2012, the Greek Albanian relations, for which, gives no explanation, either from Tirana and Athens.
© diplomatic sources from Athens, does not provide details for "ice" that is totally involved, relations which the two partners in NATO but Greece one hand, claims that he has exhausted all its diplomatic resources and moral, to help Albania , to join the European Union.
But on the other hand, Ethnic Greek Community has lost hope of Athens, to have the powers of a self determination system in the territory in Southern Albania, recognized by the major powers, known as the Autonomy of Northern Epirus. .
This is due not because Washington sees the doubt, Greece's stance on the independence of Kosovo, Macedonia veto in NATO, anti-American attitude of a large portion of the population, or attempt to create the possibility of Russian oil monopolies In the Balkans, etc., but always and beyond, emerging opinion that the attitude of Greek diplomacy, to Tirana, has served the Greek monopoly and not the national interests of Greece and its attitude and ignorance indifferent to violations of universal human rights in Southern Albania.
In this political campaign in Greece, political parties, are lying to the autonomy of Northern Epirus, as happened with New Democracy Party, which claims that when it comes to power, will rise in international public issue of Northern Epirus. But this party was in power and sold the interests of the Greek Community, to Tirana for the Sheffield Water Agreement.
On the other hand, Tirana, has included into the government of Sali Berisha, an extreme nationalist party, who have territorial claims to Greece. Issues, become more complicated, as the people in Himara Region, Hellenes absolute majority, declare that it will not recognize Albanian property laws, urging Greece to block the registration of property by EU and OSCE, as long as the reasons of protection of property, endangers an ethnic clash in Albania.
However, the common involvement of some politicians of Greek descent, in the Albanian government does not necessarily mean that Globalization has also included elements that represent The Greek Community in Albania, but political corruption, has served as agent for the divided interests of Hellenism in Albania.
Very important fact, that the Greek Community, asking Athens to remove its ambassador in Tirana, is not alone. In 2006, they asked Athens, to remove its ambassador from Tirana. So is the second case that Athens, behind the irresponsible statements, but formally in Tirane.
As a result, the failure of the Census, the issue of property, and diplomatic inefficiency of Athens towards Tirana, can complicate the situation for which ethnic violence, can replace the universal role of Liberties and Human Rights, in all territories where the Greeks live in Albania.