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HIMARE - The continued detention in Albania of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of Himare, now has seen Greece blocking a European Union Defense anse Security Agreement with that country.

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ATHENS - Canadian Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Annie Koutrakis, who is of Greek descent, had a meeting in Athens on Friday with Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, where she referred to the possibility of establishing an office of the Canadian Tourism Organisation "Destination Canada" in Athens.

ATHENS - Canadian Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Annie Koutrakis, who is of Greek descent, had a meeting in Athens on Friday with Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, where she referred to the possibility of establishing an office of the Canadian Tourism Organisation "Destination Canada" in Athens.
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TIRANA - Supporters of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of the Albanian town of Himare, tangled with police when he was taken to his grandmother’s funeral in handcuffs and only allowed a few minutes to pay his respects.

TIRANA - Supporters of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of the Albanian town of Himare, tangled with police when he was taken to his grandmother’s funeral in handcuffs and only allowed a few minutes to pay his respects.
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TIRANA, Albania - Remanded ethnic Greek mayor-elect of Himare, Fredi Beleri, on Friday appeared before the judges of Albania’s Special Appeals Court for Corruption & Organized Crime in a session in Tirana.

TIRANA, Albania - Remanded ethnic Greek mayor-elect of Himare, Fredi Beleri, on Friday appeared before the judges of Albania’s Special Appeals Court for Corruption & Organized Crime in a session in Tirana.

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Greece Hangs Tough in Case of Detained Ethnic Greek Mayor in Albania

HIMARE - Greece has reiterated insistence that Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of the Albanian seaside town of Himare who is detained and charged with buying votes - which he denied - must be sworn in to office.

HIMARE - Greece has reiterated insistence that Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected Mayor of the Albanian seaside town of Himare who is detained and charged with buying votes - which he denied - must be sworn in to office.
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Jailed Ethnic Greek Elected Albania Mayor Fights Interim Appointment

HIMARE - In a case that has raised tensions with Greece, Fredi Beleri, the detained ethnic Greek elected mayor of the Albanian region of Himare, has objected to a plan by Prime Minister Edi Rama to have a temporary substitute take his place.

HIMARE - In a case that has raised tensions with Greece, Fredi Beleri, the detained ethnic Greek elected mayor of the Albanian region of Himare, has objected to a plan by Prime Minister Edi Rama to have a temporary substitute take his place.
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Beleri’s Trial Adjourned; to Resume on Dec 29

TIRANA - The trial of the elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri and his associate Pantelis Kokavesis, who are accused by the Albanian authorities of attempting to buy votes in the municipal elections, was adjourned late Tuesday afternoon and will resume on December 29, at 11:000 (local time).

TIRANA - The trial of the elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri and his associate Pantelis Kokavesis, who are accused by the Albanian authorities of attempting to buy votes in the municipal elections, was adjourned late Tuesday afternoon and will resume on December 29, at 11:000 (local time).
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Greece Won’t Consent to Albania’s EU Accession if there is No Progress Regarding Beleri

BRUSSELS - Greece will not consent to the next stage in Albania's EU accession talks if there is no progress on the matter of the elected mayor of Himare, Fredi Beleri, Greek diplomatic sources reiterated in Brussels on Tuesday.

BRUSSELS - Greece will not consent to the next stage in Albania's EU accession talks if there is no progress on the matter of the elected mayor of Himare, Fredi Beleri, Greek diplomatic sources reiterated in Brussels on Tuesday.
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Albanian Premier Digs in Heels Over Detained Ethnic Greek Mayor Case

TIRANA - Defying Greece and the European Union, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the prosecution of a detained ethnic Greek Mayor-elect of the seaside town of Himare will go on even though it’s blocking his country’s European Union hopes.

TIRANA - Defying Greece and the European Union, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama said the prosecution of a detained ethnic Greek Mayor-elect of the seaside town of Himare will go on even though it’s blocking his country’s European Union hopes.
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Greece, Albania Technically Still at War – Now Over Hot Political Issues

ATHENS - It’s been 83 years since Greece declared war on Albania, the occupying Italian army there using sites to fire shells at Greek soldiers who pushed them out - at a cost of 8,000 of them killed - and now new battles have erupted, politically.

ATHENS - It’s been 83 years since Greece declared war on Albania, the occupying Italian army there using sites to fire shells at Greek soldiers who pushed them out - at a cost of 8,000 of them killed - and now new battles have erupted, politically.

Special Court Decides the Postponement of Elected Himare Mayor Beleri Appeal to Dec 11

GIROKASTER (ANA/P.Barkas) - Tirana's special court against corruption decided on Monday to postpone for December 11 the appeal of the elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri to be released and swear in mayor of Himare.

GIROKASTER (ANA/P.Barkas) - Tirana's special court against corruption decided on Monday to postpone for December 11 the appeal of the elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri to be released and swear in mayor of Himare.
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Beleri: The Rule of Law Does Not Function in Albania

HIMARE - Elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri, who remains jailed on remand in a Durres prison since May, said in an interview with SKAI radio on Tuesday that "the rule of law does not function in Albania".

HIMARE - Elected mayor of Himare Fredi Beleri, who remains jailed on remand in a Durres prison since May, said in an interview with SKAI radio on Tuesday that "the rule of law does not function in Albania".
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Greece Keeps Heat on Albania Over Jailed Ethnic Greek Elected Mayor

ATHENS - The detention of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected mayor of the seaside town of Himare that’s growing in tourist interest is a roadblock to Albania’s hopes of joining the European Union, Greek State Minister Savros Papastavrou said.

ATHENS - The detention of Fredi Beleri, an ethnic Greek elected mayor of the seaside town of Himare that’s growing in tourist interest is a roadblock to Albania’s hopes of joining the European Union, Greek State Minister Savros Papastavrou said.
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Detained Himare Mayor-elect Beleri Thanks Greek State, Minister for Support

ATHENS - Ethnic Greek and mayor-elect of Himare Fredi Beleri thanked Minister of State Stavros Papastavrou for visiting him in jail on Tuesday in Durres, where he is detained pending trial.

ATHENS - Ethnic Greek and mayor-elect of Himare Fredi Beleri thanked Minister of State Stavros Papastavrou for visiting him in jail on Tuesday in Durres, where he is detained pending trial.

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