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Two Greeks have reportedly been arrested in Albania for the possession of clothes sporting paramilitary symbols and slogans that fuel hate, according to Albanian news portal Faxweb.
The news comes a few hours before the funeral of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas in the village of Bularat in southern Albania, who was shot dead by Albanian police last week.
The Foreign and Civil Protection Ministries have appealed on Greeks planning to attend the funeral of an ethnic Greek who was shot dead by Albanian police last week to show restraint and respect towards his family, according to sources from the two ministries, cited by state-run news agency ANA-MPA.
Speaking for Tirana, Albania-based broadcaster Ora News, the Swiss jurist also noted that Kosovo "cannot be a state."
Del Ponte explained that Haradinaj has been convicted in the first instance by the Hague war crimes tribunal, while Kosovo does not fulfill the conditions necessary to be a state.
Albanian authorities have agreed to hand over the body of Konstantinos Katsifas, a 35-year-old ethnic Greek fatally shot by police in southern Albania on October 28, the family's lawyer has said.
It is expected that authorities in Albania will release Katsifas's body to his relatives by Tuesday, lawyer Efthimios Navridis told ANT1 television on Monday.
After an Athens prosecutor ordered a probe into the circumstances surrounding the death of 35-year-old Konstantinos Katsifas, an ethnic Greek man who was fatally shot in southern Albania last Sunday, his family asked Albanian authorities for the man's body so they can arrange the burial, lawyers representing Katsifas's relatives said on Thursday.
Greece has slipped further in the international competitiveness chart in terms of starting an enterprise, dropping five more places this year in the list of countries surveyed for the World Bank's annual Doing Business report.
This country's scores have headed south in all but one field examined, to end up 72nd in the world.
A 35-year-old Greek man who was fatally shot by Albanian police in southern Albania last Sunday was not fired at from close range, according to a lawyer representing the victim's relatives.
In comments to reporters after talking to a Greek coroner who examined the body, the lawyer Konstantinos Giovanopoulos said that the 35-year-old was shot twice in the chest.
Premier Viorica Dancila conveyed on Wednesday to Albania's visiting Defense Minister Olta Xhacka her appreciation for the good cooperation of the two countries as part of NATO and EU missions, the government said in a release.
Viorica Dancila welcomed Olta Xhacka, who is on an official visit to Romania October 30 - 31, at the Victoria Palace of Government.