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Thomas Simaku with a CD Release on Naxos
A CD comprising 6 works performed by the Kreutzer Quartet has just been released in the UK on Naxos records,and also in USA and Canada.
Thomas Simaku is an Albanian Composer among 21st Century Classics.For more information about individual tracks, please go to Naxos website.
A new CD release of Thomas Simaku

Monument to the Victims of Communism in Ottawa - Canada
Communist Sign the petition to support the building of a Monument to the Victims of Communism, in Ottawa, Canada

To: Parliament of Canada
While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China's dictators have slaughtered an estimated 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined ? Just as we must grasp Communism's brutality, we must understand the true cause of this era's most significant event: the fall of the Soviet Union. While we believe that Vaclav Havel was right when he saw the fall of the Communist empire as an event on the same scale as the fall of the Roman Empire, it was not the end of Communism. Sign and Join this petition

Who recognised KOSOVA as an Independent State?
Countries that have recognized or Announced the recognition of Republic of Kosova
We are honored and humbled that it is our generation that lives to see that day and we are aware and ready to take up the path that begins from here. Our future is with Europe.Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, for standing by us in the worst times. In memory of those who gave and lost their lives, and loved ones. May peace and light prevail. Countries who recognized Kosova

Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Boycott of Greek products in Albania!

Albanian nationalists, who accuse Greece of turning the country into a non-conventional colony of Greece, are using the protest to halt the rising power of Greece in the country. In 2006 Greek Imports reached EUR 406mn, while Greek investments are estimated at over EUR 400mn. Greek companies and businesses own substantial shares in the telecommunication, petroleum and financial markets in the country. Strong protests were organized by the "Cham" population, ethnic Albanians that used to live in the territory of current Greece till the end of World War II. Afterwards, they forcedly expelled from their properties. Therefore we call on you to Boycott greek products in Albania

Donation for an Albanian Bridge in Shkoder City.
Has started a project to raise funds to build a bridge in the village of "Ure e Shtrenjte", near Shkoder. In need for donation to complete this project. More ..

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Court suspends Albania ban on ex-Communist agents

Posted on Tuesday, February 17 @ 09:02:43 PST by classiclady

Albania News
    Albania's constitutional court suspended a law banning agents of ex-Communist regime for running for public office after complaints from the opposition.

    Albania's constitutional court suspended on Monday a
    law banning agents of the former Communist regime for running for public office after complaints from the opposition, rights groups and the European Union.

    The ruling is likely to temporarily defuse tensions between Prime Minister Sali Berisha's Democratic Party and the opposition Socialist Party, which regards the law as a ploy to sideline rivals at the next parliamentary election on June 28.

    Last week, the European Union told Albania the law passed in December 2008 had raised concerns about free political dialogue and the independence of the judiciary, important conditions for Albania's bid to join the 27-member bloc.

    "The court decided to suspend law until its final decision after it deemed its application might hinder the functioning of the rule of law and hurt fundamental human rights," a constitutional court spokeswoman told reporters.

    The judges also decided to ask the Venice Commission, the Council of Europe's advisory body on constitutional matters, for an opinion on the law as "a friend of the court", she said.

    The law denies access to office until 2014 to former members of bodies involved in violence under the Stalinist regime of late Enver Hoxha and informed for the Sigurimi secret service.

    Prime Minister Berisha has disregarded calls from the EU, the Council of Europe and the United States to review the law, but he refrained from setting up a group on Monday to screen officials, which would have started the law's application.

    Berisha said the court contravened the judiciary's principle of integrity, citing a conflict of interest for some judges, who he says ruled against dissidents under communism.

    "I cannot allow myself to rise above the courts despite their absurd decisions. I pledge to continue this battle without interruptions. We are the ruling party, we have parliament and we shall continue our battle," Berisha said.

    The opposition Socialist Party, which says the law violates 28 constitutional clauses, says Berisha's real aim is to use the law against judges and prosecutors investigating high-profile cases of corruption.

    Published by ACLIS Feb 17, 2009

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