Boycott of Greek products in Albania
Date: Wednesday, March 14 @ 14:28:29 PDT
Topic: Albania News
About the Video that shocked albanians and Albanian/Greek situation , watch here. Video from Sami Flamuri.
Classiclady March 14, 2007
Many young Albanians have been discussing in different internet sites about the call to suspend
consumption of Greek products in the country as a response for the Greek army video, which showed Greek soldier's singing an offensive song against Albanians.
Several Albanian web forums and blogs have published a list of Greek owned businesses & products, including four banks, several petrol station networks as well as food and beverage products produced in Greece or in Albania, by Greek companies.
Some 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.
A private video showing Greek soldier's singing "We are gone a make shoe-strings with Albanian guts" was published last week on the Internet, then was commented by the Greek and Albanian media.
Together with the first video there was a second video where the soldiers were singing an anti-Turkish song.
As a result of the Greek soldiers video, Albania was swept a different protests led by citizens, also in reaction to the government failure to push for a formal protest against Greece. Small groups of protesters burned Greek flags through Albania, however, this type of protests did not reach Tirana.
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.
Last week, OMONIA, a NGO representing the Greek minority in Albania, called to stop the burning their national symbol.
List of Greek Banks in Albania
1. Alpha Bank
2. Tirana Bank
3. NBG bank
4. Emporiki bank
Kompanitė e sigurimeve
Kompanitė e karburanteve
1. Global Petroleum
List of all products imported from Greece or produce in Albania under the greek owners:
4. E gjithė linja Elka
5. Cigaret Karelia, pėrfshirė edhe slimsin qė ėshtė shumė i konsumuar kėtu te ne. Cigaret American Legend dhe Rex
6. Patatinat Lays
7. Seven up
14. Makaronat Misko
15. seven days korosan
16. patatinat chipsy
17. bake rolls
21. Torta Jotis
22. Trahana Jona
23. Linjat kozmetike Fa, Taft, Palete, Schauma, Vademecum, Rilken
24. Detergjentėt Dixan, Bref, Silan, Pur dhe Rex
25. Tė gjitha mallrat e kompanisė Elka
27. STEP - bojra
1. Interalbanian, udhėtimi me autobuzė Shqipėri Greqi.
2. Olympic Airways
3. Joy travel