Ethnic Greek Beleris secures EU parliament seat from Albania jail

Ethnic Greek Beleris secures EU parliament seat from Albania jail

When ethnic Greek politician Fredi Beleris was voted into the European Parliament on Sunday while jailed in Albania, supporters in his Albanian hometown lit flares and fireworks in celebration. Beleri...

EU Elections: Imprisoned Greek mayor-elect of Himara among the ND's seven elected MEPs

EU Elections: Imprisoned Greek mayor-elect of Himara among the ND's seven elected MEPs

In Greece, ruling party leads but far-right also rises. The elected mayor of Himara, Fredi Beleri, is among the winners from the list of MEP candidates of the " New Democracy " Party of Greek Prime Mi...

The empty seat in Strasbourg

The empty seat in Strasbourg

When the newly elected European Parliament convenes this year on July 16 there will be an empty seat in the plenary hall within the Louise Weiss building in Strasbourg. Fredi Beleri, a dual Albanian a...

Albanian Prosecution Seeks Jail Term for Mayor-Elect of Himara

Albanian Prosecution Seeks Jail Term for Mayor-Elect of Himara

Albania's Special Prosecution Against Corruption and Organised Crime asked for a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence for the ethnic Greek mayor-elect of Himara, Fredi Beleri, who is on trial for alleg...

Albanian Court Hears False Document Was Used to Jail Beleri

Albanian Court Hears False Document Was Used to Jail Beleri

A court on Thursday heard that the ruling that remanded in custody the Greek minority mayor-elect of Himara – and prevented him from taking his oath of office – was based on an inaccurate certificate....

Al Jazeera: Greece denounces the trial of Beleri as political

Al Jazeera: Greece denounces the trial of Beleri as political

Ethnic Greek Albanians say socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama is trying to cover up illicit land deals. Greece is threatening to hold up Albanian progress towards European Union membership, even as the...

Congress spokesperson on Human Rights expresses concern regarding the detention of Fredi Beleri, the Mayor-elect of Himara

Congress spokesperson on Human Rights expresses concern regarding the detention of Fredi Beleri, the Mayor-elect of Himara

The Spokesperson for Human Rights of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, Harald Bergmann, has made the following statement concerning the detention of the Mayor-el...

The Beleri case as bellwether for democracy in Albania

The Beleri case as bellwether for democracy in Albania

The standard definition of a political prisoner is: “One imprisoned for their political activity. The political offense is not always the official reason for the prisoner’s detention.” If this still h...

The corrupt Albanian Government driving country away from EU integration and destabilizing the Balkans!

The corrupt Albanian Government driving country away from EU integration and destabilizing the Balkans!

The most prestigious international institutions that measure the level of democracy, corruption and the rule of law, rank Albania as the most corrupt country in Europe; number one producer and traffic...

OSCE appoints Albanian observer for the local elections in Himara

OSCE appoints Albanian observer for the local elections in Himara

The plans of Albania against the Greek community of Himara are pretty complex, from times to times we wrote about what has come to our attention and emphasised them. There are for sure many issues tha...