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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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Albanian Politics:

Albania’s election heads for deadlock

Posted on Wednesday, July 01 @ 15:55:44 PDT by acl

Albanian Politics Financial Times

    By Kerin Hope in Tirana

    Albania’s general election appeared headed for deadlock on Wednesday, with both the governing right-of-centre Democratic party and the opposition Socialists unable to win an outright majority in the 140-seat parliament.

    Albanian Election 2009
    A long drawn-out counting process after Sunday’s vote went into its fourth day on Wednesday amid mounting tension over possible last-minute attempts at fraud.

    With more than 98 per cent of the vote counted, the Democrats had secured 68 seats to 65 for the Socialists under a regional proportional electoral system being used for the first time.

    Three seats could still change hands after the last 100 ballot boxes were counted, analysts said.

    “Otherwise, we’re looking at a 70-70 split in parliament taking into consideration the likely alliances,” said Bledar Meniku of ECA, an independent US-backed election monitoring system.

    A tied outcome could result in another general election being held later this year and the postponement of key policy decisions.

    Albania had been expected to follow the example of Serbia and Romania after the election and seek a stand-by loan from the International Monetary Fund.

    The Democratic party, which has clung to a narrow lead since Sunday, is supported by the Republican party with one seat and a small party representing the Cham minority, also with one seat.

    The Socialists could team up with the Socialist Movement for Integration, headed by a former Socialist prime minister, which won four seats, and the Human Rights party, representing Albania’s Greek minority, with one seat.

    After a mostly incident-free count at 66 electoral centres around the country, accusations of ballot box manipulation started to fly on Tuesday night.

    The Socialists refused to accept results in the northern region of Shkodra, a Democratic stronghold, after one ballot box was found to contain 400 votes for the Democratic candidate and none for any other party.

    Remaining ballot boxes from the central town of Lac were taken to Tirana to be counted after a scuffle broke out between Socialist and Democratic officials.

    Counting the vote has already taken 36 hours longer than forecast because of a new system of scanning each vote and displaying it on a screen to be checked by observers and party officials.

    The system was designed to prevent ballot box stuffing and fraud, both frequent practices at previous Albanian elections. The country has not yet held an election that meets international standards.

The Financial Times Limited 2009 - Published: July 1 2009 11:06 | Last updated: July 1 2009 11:06

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