Min­istry hits out at Al­ba­nia over razed prop­er­ties

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The For­eign Min­istry crit­i­cized Al­ba­nia yes­ter­day over the de­mo­li­tion of prop­er­ties be­long­ing to mem­bers of the Greek mi­nor­ity in the south­ern re­gion of Hi­mara yes­ter­day, declar­ing that the vi­o­la­tion of Euro­pean prin­ci­ples by a coun­try aim­ing to join the EU “means that, in re­al­ity, this coun­try does not want its Euro­pean course.”

“Greece is in fa­vor of the Euro­pean per­spec­tive of the Western Balkans, in­clud­ing that of Al­ba­nia,“the min­istry said. “But a con­di­tion for this Euro­pean course is th­ese coun­tries’ ad­her­ence to Euro­pean reg­u­la­tions and the prin­ci­ples of the rule of law.” The de­mo­li­tion of the prop­er­ties vi­o­lates “ev­ery sense of the rule of law,” it said. Re­spect­ing rule of law and the pro­tec­tion of mi­nor­ity rights are a sine qua non for the launch of Al­ba­nia’s ac­ces­sion talks, it added.

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