Albania: The Greek Minority

There has been a marked deterioration in relations between Albania and Greece since 1993. At the center of the dispute is the treatment of the Greek minority living in Albania and this report documents their situation. Despite these external pressures, relations between the local Greek and Albanian communities in Albania have, on the whole, been peaceful, but as with the general level of democracy in Albania, many serious problems remain. Greek minority organizations experienced some restrictions on freedom of assembly, religion and expression, and the Albanian police and secret service improperly charged, detained, and interrogated some Greeks in southern Albania.

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