During Prime Minister Albin Kurti’s official visit to Albania, President Begaj, President of the Assembly Nikola and Prime Minister Rama supported the dialogue process and the agreement in Ohrid. In Tirana, Albania, an armed attack took place on the building of Top Channel television, with one person being killed.
These are just some of the topics that the Editorial Office of CIVIL Media has selected for today’s selection from Albanian media in the region.
TV21: Kurti receives support from Albania for the agreement in Ohrid
“Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti visited Albania yesterday, following the meeting with the President of Albania, Bajram Begaj, the President of the Assembly, Lindita Nikola, and Prime Minister Edi Rama told the media that he has informed them about the elements of the agreement reached between Kosovo and Serbia in Ohrid on March 18.
“President Begaj, President of the Assembly Nikola and Prime Minister Rama have supported me in the dialogue process and for the agreement reached. We have agreed with Prime Minister Rama for the next meeting of the two governments to be in June, but we also spoke about the implementation of the signed agreements so far and what we can do for the new agreements”.
Kurta added that representatives of the institutions have supported his positions that this agreement is de facto recognition of the Republic of Kosovo by Serbia”, reports Kosovo ТV21.
Gazeta Express – Janjic: The era of the Serb list is over, the barricades were its last task
“President of the Forum for Ethnic Relations Janjic anticipates that the era of the Serb list is over, as the only political representative of the Kosovo Serbs.
“As for the Serb list, its era is over, it has finished part of its work”, said Janjic and added that the barricades are its last task, ‘though it was carried out by professionals and well-coordinated teams assisted by the state of Serbia’, he told Radio Contact Plus“, reports Kosovo media outlet Gazeta Express.
RTK -Sakellaropolou: Greece’s attitude towards Kosovo’s recognition remains the same
President of Greece Katerina Sakellaropoulou is in an official visit to Serbia from March 27 to 29. Before the visit, Sakellaropoulou gave an interview with the Serbian media.
Among else, the Greek president was asked also about the position of her country in relation to the recognition of Kosovo’s independence.
According to her, Greece has not recognized Kosovo’s independence and that position remains the same.
“At the same time, Greece, apart from its well-known position on the status of Kosovo and loyal to its policy in the Western Balkans, follows a pragmatic and constructive approach regarding Kosovo, which has the goal to strengthen the stability, as well as be a general movement towards EU integration of the entire region, which is our strategic goal”, she said, reports Kosovo RTK.
Top Channel:The building of Top Channel attacked with weapons, one person has died
“At midnight on Sunday, Top Channel faced a serious situation, where so far unidentified persons fired at the building. Security guard Pal Kola (60) lost his life after being shot around 1.00 am in still unclear circumstances”, reports Albanian Top Channel.
Panorama: In the elections on May 14, the presidency decides on going to the elections with candidates in 61 municipalities
“According to BW, three variants have been discussed for the elections on May 14. The Democrats talked that they should go to the elections only with the municipal councils, run with the municipal councils, and in the municipalities where there is potential to also run in all municipalities in the country, including the 3 big municipalities, Tirana, Drac, Elbasan.
The last variant was voted by a majority vote of the presidency. While the first two variants were voted against with 15 votes each”, reports Albanian media outlet Panorama.
Epoka e Re: Bitter memories from March 25, 1999
“On the morning of March 25, Serb forces entered the village of Belacerke in Rahovec and killed around seventy residents of the village, all civilians. Among those killed was also the father of Edibe, Hisni Zhuniqi, and then the uncles of Sedat and Irfan, cousins and sons of the uncles, altogether about forty of her relatives, of around seventy who had been killed in that village and at the same place. For the tragedy to be even bigger, once the bodies of some of them had not been found, among which also Hisni, Sedat and Irfan, the great pain of their loss kept multiplying by not knowing where their bodies were”, an excerpt of the column “Bitter memories from March 25, 1999”, by author Milazim Krasniqi, published in the Kosovo media outlet Epoka e Re.
Translation: N. Cvetkovska