“Albania to give citizenship to ethnic Albanians worldwide”
TIRANA -- Albania’s Prime Minister Sali Berisha has announced a plan to grant Albanian citizenship to ethnic Albanians worldwide.
Sali Berisha (FoNet, file)
He said at a government meeting in Tirana that Albanians in Albania and Kosovo “should feel as one” although they had two separate governments.
Berisha also insisted that the plan would not cause friction in the country’s relations with neighbors.
Kosovo's population is more than 90 percent ethnic Albanian. Ethnic Albanians form about a quarter of the population in neighboring Macedonia, where an ethnic Albanian uprising in 2001 brought the country to the brink of civil war.
Montenegro and Serbia have smaller ethnic Albanian communities.
Last week, Berisha angered neighboring Greece by referring to "Albanian lands" in Greece, Serbia, Macedonia and Montenegro.
His spokeswoman later said he was referring to the past.
November 29, 2012 | 16:42 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BANJA LUKA -- Republic of Srpska (RS) President Milorad Dodik has said that the acquittal of “another criminal” Ramush Haradinaj is shameful and humiliating for all victims.
November 30, 2012 | 19:06 | Source: Beta | Comments: (10) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- The police in Skopje have a man under arrest on suspicion that he threw a Molotov Cocktail at the U.S. embassy in that town.
November 30, 2012 | 16:48 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (5) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- If street protests continue in Slovenia, the state could experience the “Greek scenario”, Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has warned.
December 5, 2012 | 19:41 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
SKOPJE -- The Kosovo police (KPS) on Wednesday extradited Shukri Alia, described as "one of the greatest ideologists of radical Islam in the region", to Macedonia.
December 4, 2012 | 10:43 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (7) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- A new wave of protests swept Slovenia on Monday evening. In Maribor, protesters clashed with the police, damaging the municipal building.
December 4, 2012 | 15:11 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
PODGORICA -- A minor explosion happened early on Tuesday at Željezara (steel mill) in Nikšić, Montenegro, leaving one worker seriously injured.
December 2, 2012 | 13:12 | Source: B92 | Comments: (1) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Polls opened in Slovenia on Sunday morning in the second round of the presidential election.
December 3, 2012 | 14:52 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- The Slovenian police have arrested three people on suspicion that they organized riots during the protests in Ljubljana on Friday.
December 3, 2012 | 10:25 | Source: B92 | Comments: (0) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Borut Pahor has won in the runoff of Slovenia's presidential elections, receiving some 67 percent of the vote.
December 3, 2012 | 12:32 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BITOLA -- A 43-year-old Macedonian woman was killed when her own car ran over her, according to reports.
December 1, 2012 | 12:47 | Source: B92, Beta | Comments: (9) | Send comment
LJUBLJANA -- Dozens of people were injured and 30 were arrested during a protest in Ljubljana on Friday afternoon when protesters clashed with police.