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The indigenous Ethnic Greek minority of Albania is experiencing a “velvet” ethnic cleansing while Europe is preparing to accept Albania in the EU!
Experts told an online debate hosted by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network on Tuesday that the current regulation systems for online media in the Western Balkans are not good enough, but efforts to curb the publication of hate speech and defamatory comments must not tip over into censorship.
The annual conclusions of the EU Council on Enlargement, Stabilization and Association of the Western Balkans are on the agenda of the ambassadors of the member states who will discuss this issue in the afternoon.
The conclusions were previously blocked by Bulgaria, which primarily vetoed the negotiating framework for North Macedonia.
Protest against police violence in Tirana on December 9, 2020. Photo: LSA
Hundreds joined separate protests in Tirana, Shkodra, Durres, Bulqiza and other towns, some demanding the resignation of Sander Lleshaj, the Minister of Interior.
Albania has officially banned street protests due to the COVID-19 pandemic but people across the county on Wednesday defied the orders.
Some spoke of dire conditions in the centre and the growth of gangs stealing from and assaulting other residents.
Others, migrants trying to reach Western Europe, said they had been left out in the cold despite seeking refuge at the centre, its doors closed under a lockdown across the country to confront the coronavirus pandemic.